Gut Rumbles

July 05, 2005

trackback spam

I had to spend about an hour today picking lice off of my blog. The new MT Blacklist does a pretty good job of keeping the usual suspects off my page, but spammers are a lot like cockroaches. They'll find a way to crawl into your house if they can.

The trackback spam seems to be the newest great thing for these assholes. I checked my comments this morning and found 50 TRACKBACK PINGS in there. I knew good and well that I had not written anything so profound that FIFTY people would link me, so I checked.

Sure enough, it was all spam. I think I got rid of it all, but I may have missed one or two. Plus, if you try to comment (legitimately) and find yourself banned, I may have gotten a little carried away. Let me know and I'll fix it.

Fuck a spammer. I've never known a lower form of life.


A couple of weeks ago I started getting shit from the orient advertising porn. I am not using a spam firewall although I have one to install. Guess I'll just go ahead and do it.

Posted by: GUYK on July 5, 2005 07:11 PM

Now what makes you think bottled water and shit posts wouldn't have 50 people pinging it? LOL

Posted by: Kellie on July 5, 2005 08:42 PM

After moving off blogger to my own dot-com with MT, days later I was excited to see so many trackbacks. I had no idea casinos website proprieters read my blog. They were so thoughtful to leave trackbacks. Otherwise, I would never have learned where I could spend the hard-earned money that would have been my rent check.

Posted by: oregano on July 5, 2005 09:09 PM

Fuck a spammer. I've never known a lower form of life.

I beg to differ. I think your son's mamma would qualify.

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on July 5, 2005 09:57 PM

is she a spammer?

i hate spammers too. stay on top of your blacklist, i keep most of the casino crap out with a regex entry.

Posted by: mlah on July 6, 2005 12:16 AM

Wow, the idea of spam makes me happy I'm a little blogger no one reads. :)

Posted by: Alli on July 6, 2005 01:10 AM

alli said "Wow, the idea of spam makes me happy I'm a little blogger no one reads. :) "

I used to think the same thing. Until they found me, that is. I spent last night cleaning up 295 pieces of comment spam.

I can ban certain IPs, but the spam always comes from different ones so that doesn't help very much. My biggest fear in dealing with them is that I delete real comments that might get mixed in with a long string of spam.

Too depressing for words.

Posted by: joy on July 6, 2005 07:58 AM

I LOATHE spam and spammers and want them all crushed into soylent green so we can eat them and turm them into shit.

Posted by: Florida Bill on July 6, 2005 08:00 AM

We need to capture one of 'em,,,and film the be-heading.

Posted by: Yabu on July 6, 2005 12:41 PM

Seems we both got hit around the same time. Spammers piss me the fuck off but I've got a new weapon to combat it.

Look to see if there is a 'captcha' type program available for movabletype. It'll help immensely.

Posted by: chaos on July 6, 2005 02:54 PM
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