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Comment ... restriction? Yeah, RIGHT.
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johnkzin From: johnkzin Date: November 6th, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I seem to recall that that setting only applies to new posts after you change the setting.
You have to do something else (don't recall what) to get the setting retroactively applied to all existing posts.

So, if the new spam came as a comment on an old post, that might be why.
unixronin From: unixronin Date: November 6th, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
And since ALL the commentspam is on old posts where they think the poster won't notice....

What puzzles me is why the frell they think anyone but the journal owner is ever going to see their spam.
mr_spock From: mr_spock Date: November 7th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)
The individual who posts the spam probably doesn't care if anyone but you sees it or not - they are probably getting paid just for volume of posts. Post a hundred times a day, get $10. It would make sense for whomever is behind it to confirm the viability of the postings, but that would take time and cost extra money. So, as long as they can confirm a certain number of new links back to their site, they pay. Just a guess.
wyrdling From: wyrdling Date: November 8th, 2012 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)
that.
unix_jedi From: unix_jedi Date: November 8th, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I said this ..... 14 years ago now. (Crap. I'm getting old.)

I don't understand WHO IS PAYING FOR ALL THIS SPAM. I really don't. There's too much effort for too little gain that I could see then - and it's worse now.

Something. Does. Not. Add. Up.
unixronin From: unixronin Date: November 8th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have seen it said that the real money in spam isn't in spamming. It's in selling spam tools and spam services to people who think they can make money spamming, rather few of whom actually do.
mr_spock From: mr_spock Date: November 9th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
THAT actually makes sense. Besides, I prefer meatloaf.

lol

Edited at 2012-11-09 10:50 pm (UTC)
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