Blogs vs. Comment Spam
Article on O'Reilly references "chongqing" - no direct links to sites for reasons that may become obvious plus "spam vampires" - a variation on the recent Lycos screensaver hoohah.
Chongqing was named after the Chinese city - the location of the comment-spammer who was first targeted by this:
the immediate goal was to knock that spammer's pages off the front page of search results for the keywords he spams
Declaring war on DaveN:
By posting hyperlinks from the spammed terms to the chongqed.org site, blog and wiki operators can throw spammers to the mat. As the Chongqed.org site proclaims to spammers, "All your page ranks are belong to us."
Doesn't seem particularly successful at the moment, but the combined power of wikis and blogs could become potent...
Link vampires use an image-rotating script to attack bandwidth on destination sites in spam email in an effort to take them offline:
By contrast, spam vampire tools offer immediate and nearly irresistible retaliatory power. A trial run of one such program using a cable modem easily sucked down over 2 MB of bandwidth per minute from a couple of spammer sites.