Administrivia


When we switched to community server, back in April, I decided to stop moderating my posts, since the comment spam had reduced.

Well, over the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen a number of comment-spam attempts, which means that I’m likely to be a target again.

As a result, I’ve enabled moderation on all anonymous posts – if you’re logged in, you won’t be moderated, but if you aren’t, your posts will take some time to show up.

Edit: Manip brings up a good point: To log in, go to http://blogs.msdn.com and click on the “Log In” link on the top left.  You can also click on the “Join” link if you don’t have an account yet.

 


Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous says:

    How does one login or it is just Microsoft employees and people with blogs that are logged in?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Some time ago I created an account and logged in to post a comment on someone else’s blog, but I’m not a Microsoft employee and don’t have a blog myself. So I was going to check if the rules changed before Manip tried. But…

    > To log in, go to http://blogs.msdn.com and

    And the link points to

    http://blogs.msdn.com/larryosterman/archive/2005/09/03/

    and the result is an HTTP 404. Page not found, and remember on a web server, paging is death.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh neat, Microsoft’s spam detection is so efficient now, you don’t even need this Administrivia any more.

    Your colleague Rob Gruen has a blog. Someone posted a comment that is really a porn spam. I used the Contact link on Mr. Gruen’s page in an attempt to notify him. But Microsoft says no, the porn spam comment isn’t spam, my attempt to notify Mr. Gruen is spam.

    Rejection records from Microsoft:

    Reporting-MTA: dns;PE2-2-TchNetWb1.orcsweb.com

    Received-From-MTA: dns;PE22TchNetWb1

    Arrival-Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 20:56:09 -0400

    Final-Recipient: rfc822;robgruen@microsoft.com

    Action: failed

    Status: 5.7.1

    Diagnostic-Code: smtp;550 5.7.1 <Your e-mail was rejected by an anti-spam

    content filter on gateway (131.107.3.124).Reasons for rejection may be:

    obscene language, graphics, or spam-like characteristics. Removing these may

    let the e-mail through the filter.>

    Original message from me (headers inserted automatically by the Contact link on Mr. Gruen’s page):

    To: robgruen@microsoft.com

    Subject: (robgruen’s WebLog) : Porn spam on your site

    Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 20:56:09 -0400

    Good day. In page

    http://blogs.msdn.com/robgruen/archive/2005/08/25/456476.aspx#comments

    the comment after mine is spam advertising a porn site.

    Yours sincerely,

    Norman Diamond

    ———————————-

    This message was generated from a contact form at:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/robgruen/default.aspx

    Your contact information was not shared with the user.

  4. Manip says:

    OK, cool, So I’ve registered and now I receive e-mails about Larry’s thoughts… Interesting… 😉

  5. Anonymous says:

    Norman, the mailer is saying that the word "porn" caused the mail to be rejected, ie, _your_ message was the one that was spam/obscene. Obviously it wasn’t, but you have to play by the filter’s rules sometimes.

    It didn’t say anything at all about the comment, not sure where you got that?