Gut Rumbles

January 10, 2006


My comments appear to be broken. They were working last night, so I don't know what the problem may be. I'm going to apply my technical expertise to the problem and do what I usually do when something like this happens.

I'll hope that it fixes itself.


Don't mess with it! I swear I didn't break them!

Posted by: livey on January 10, 2006 01:38 PM

Seems to be working....

Posted by: Kelly on January 10, 2006 01:47 PM

Hiya Rob:

They're not broken. (As you can see from Livey's comment.)

You're in the middle of a spam flood that's hitting you with 60 pieces of crap a minute! Except of course that, because of the protection I've set up for you, none of it gets through to even touch your blog.

I manually upped the protection just to safe, but because the Host Matters server is so astoundingly slow, it will take awhile for the update to get through to all your posts.

Everything on the front page should have comments working fine, but older posts will take awhile for comments to become available again.

I'll keep monitoring, but you can email me if you notice anything wonky.


Posted by: Light & Dark on January 10, 2006 01:52 PM

By the way, i usually do this at 2 in the morning so it won't impact you, but the size of the spam flood made it seem like a good idea to do it now, even if it does disrupt for an hour or so.

This big a flood could easily crash the server or get your blog taken offline if was actually hitting Movable Type.


Posted by: Light & Dark on January 10, 2006 01:55 PM

fucking spammers, man. may they all be the victim of a terrorist attack.

Posted by: girl on January 10, 2006 01:56 PM

Thanks, Paul. I've gotta buy you a big steak dinner some day.

Posted by: Acidman on January 10, 2006 01:56 PM

Spammers are scum.

Posted by: Florida Bill on January 10, 2006 02:00 PM

That Paul is a real smart man.

Posted by: Catfish on January 10, 2006 05:27 PM

Wow that Paul is a really cool dude!

Posted by: livey on January 10, 2006 06:29 PM

Well it fucked itself up so I would think it should fix itself.

Posted by: assrot on January 10, 2006 06:39 PM

We need to invite Paul down and have a Paul-themed blogmeet. Then again, he may never fix our sites again.

Posted by: Velociman on January 10, 2006 08:45 PM
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