Support #3549

Spam on

Added by scott voth over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

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Been getting an enormous amount of spam on today. Just reporting this and wondering the cause. I have marked a lot of it as spam. Seems to be coming from different places.


#1 Updated by scott voth over 7 years ago

Also, response time is very slow when I mark items as spam. Date 10/12/2014 time 8:45 AM

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 years ago

Scott, can you please provide more details on the nature of the spam? Comment spam? Spam users? Spam activity?

#3 Updated by scott voth over 7 years ago

The spam seems to be from comments on documentation and posts, mostly. I tried to update Akismet, but don't have the rights I guess.
I noticed a lot on this - and this -

The torrent of spam seems to have subsided - but over the weekend there was over 100 ...

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • Target version set to Not tracked

Thanks for the clarification, Scott. I'm guessing this was a hiccup in the Akismet service (I also saw more spam than usual sneak through the filter on a couple other blogs). Going to close this ticket as there's not much we can do about Akismet outages, but if more problems arise, please let me know. Thanks.

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