Not sure whether this is a friend who I, um, don’t remember or not, but I think I got the first spam comment on a blog entry on my MySpace weblog. Blech. Heard anything about this, Dave, and can you suggest a way for me to minimize the impact as, I’m sure, it gets worse?
Yeah, I had no idea that spammers were building tools to attack MySpace blogs but just this evening noticed that my “approve comments” setting had netted me a blog comment spam on MySpace into my mailbox rather than on my blog. Check it out:
I added the highlighting to make it clearer which was my original blog entry (about AIM settings) and which was the additional spammy blog entry. The spammy comment says:
“hey intresting blog, i thought id let you know though this site is giving out free $500 gift cards to spend at Kmart to the ppl who sign up, i got mine and bought a new cell with it.”
If nothing else, anyone who reads my blog should know better than to have a typo in the first three words! Seriously, this is a potential problem — yet another spam problem — on MySpace and I really wish the News Corp parents would help them clean things up so that MySpace remained fun, not a hassle.
To get your own comments mailed to you for approval (which seems to greatly deter spammers, by the way), see this article: How to approve MySpace Comments before they’re posted.
While you’re here, can I highlight that I have lots of MySpace help here, mixed in with a whole lotta tech support and that I also have a MySpace page if you’d like to check it out.