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Half-Baked Thought

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In reply to: https://www.miriamsuzanne.com/2022/06/09/the-spam/

Yeah that sucks, I’ve also encountered spam like this, and it ain’t all sourced via a Pingback, see https://brainbaking.com/post/2022/04/fighting-webmention-and-pingback-spam/. I “solved” this by blacklisting/whitelisting and a moderation queue but I have my own webmention server implementation. I honestly always get a little upset when people say “just unplug pingbacks”—I’ve had a few genuinely good interactions through that, and every Wordpress user automatically has support for that as opposed to Webmentions. Disabling something does not fix the spammers.

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