Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2011.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

LiveJournal comment spam

Posted 18 March 2011 in comment, livejournal, and spam

I know comment spam is tough to deal with, but the spam I'm getting on LiveJournal is especially frustrating because I have vanishingly few tools for dealing with it. No Bayesian filtering, no behavioral filtering, no CAPTCHAs...wait, actually there are CAPTCHAs, they just don't stop the spammers.