Owner of the Movable Type weblogging software Six Apart is taking on comment spam.
Comment spam, which started appearing in fall 2003, is an attempt by spammers to influence search engines and blog readers by dumping links to websites in the comment sections of blogs.
"Spammers have massively increased the volume of attacks, the number of comments in an attack and the frequency of the comments," Anil Dash, vice president of Six Apart's professional netwerk told eWeek.
The blog spamm became such an epidemic that some blogs reported servers becoming unresponsive under the load of the comment-spam traffic.
Full disclosure: Silicon Valley Sleuth uses Movable Type. We applaud any move to make the life of spammers miserable and have been actively lobbying to punish them by making them listen to Céline Dion live concerts.
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