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Spam From TypeKey Users

Until today, I let users who sign in to this site with TypeKey leave comments without moderation.

From the TypeKey page linked above:

> What is it good for?

> TypeKey enables you to verify and protect your identity on the web. Enabling TypeKey on your own site increases accountability for the content that appears on your weblog and stops comment spam cold.

Not any more it doesn’t. The screenshot below shows a comment, since deleted, left on this post, by a spammer registered with TypeKey as goldyy. (The little icon next to the poster’s name indicates that they’re signed in with TypeKey.)

Screenshot showing a comment spam left by a TypeKey-registered user

Posted at 5pm on 13/06/05 by Jack Mottram to the web category.
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  1. oh dearie. I thought I’d done something silly there!

    Posted by Donna at 9pm on 13.06.05

  2. Nope, you just happened to be on top of the spam, er, so to speak.

    Posted by Jack Mottram at 11pm on 13.06.05

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