This morning my Typepad blog was comment-spam bombed, in that about 100 pornographic comments were added to my blog in a very short space of time. As soon as comments arrive I delete the unwanted ones and ban the IP number. This morning though I couldn’t keep up which suggests it was a script. Typepad made it possible to select multiple comments and choose Delete.
What I couldn’t do was temporarily suspend comments on all posts. After consulting Help I determined I’d have to select each post individually and turn off comments. In this case that was impossible. I suspect the script was commenting on each post in turn. Multiple posts were made from each IP number. Perhaps if Typepad received more than one comment per blog from the same IP number within a certain amount of time it would block those comments. I’m fairly sure I’ve seen this in action on Blogs elsewhere.
I wish these spamming scum would just shrivel up and die!