keyword: guitar spammed! – an open letter to Matt and the wordpress team (Updated 7-14-12)

(EDIT 2) I just went through Key word: Guitar and reported over 200 posts that have been put on 33 accounts in the last 18 hours. I guess wordpress is expecting its community to take our time and report these spammers and do nothing about it. I have news for you Matt Mullenweg, if you want wordpress.com to become as irrelevant as live journal loosing its 20 million people strong user base just keep doing nothing and see what happens. These spammers are making a fortune off of google keywords using anonymous proxies while your expectations are for the user base to report them. This didn’t work for live journal and it wont work for wordpress.com but will make you obsolete if you don’t take action. I beseech you to do some simple scripting blocking these fucktards like Google does on Blogger. If not your user base will leave and go elsewhere including myself. Please someone buy the them a clue. In the last 15 minutes Keyword guitar has been spammed with 471 individual spam posts.


(EDIT) I received this response from the WordPress team:
Thank you for this report; the blogs you reported actually contained information that helped us remove over 100 spam blogs on WordPress.com and will help us in keeping more off the service. Please continue to report this as you see it; we are constantly working to keep spam off the WordPress.com service and every report helps.


Dear Matt and WordPress team! keyword: guitar – There are 20 or more different accounts spamming this keyword all with hundreds of products that are music gear from various dealers. Almost posts or duplicates in one form or another. This keyword is now completely useless in a huge community musicians, producers, songwriters, audio engineers, singers, guitarists, bands, fans etc. There are 30 spam articles coming from 30 spam accounts to every one real human. There’s so many I could make a full time job in reporting them, no one has that kind time. What can I do to help that wont take 8 hours of my day?

Thank you for wordpress and all your hard work!

Re-posted on zombieminstrel.wordpress.com

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