April 11, 2006
he's back, too!
But I feel Jimbo's pain about the spam. I had some very good help from Paul, the golden god of shit I don't understand (and who hasn't posted on his site since December 8th), who got rid of MY major spam problems over a year ago. I still owe the guy a steak dinner if we ever meet up in person.
Paul's fix, however, appears to be out of commission now. The spammers are back, defecating all over my site with their links to porn, on-line gambling, discount cigarettes and other crap. I'm still getting about 50 spam comments and trackbacks per day, even though my Blacklist has swelled to bursting. I spend about 30 minutes to an hour every day, just deleting those bastards and adding to the Blacklist.
I'm really surprised that no one has complained about being banned accidentally. I almost took out all of Blogspot the other day before I realized what I was doing. If I haven't done any collateral damage through Blacklisting, it's a fricking miracle.
I suppose that trolls and spammers are just the price you pay for blogging, but that doesn't mean I have to like the low-life vandals. I would like them even LESS if they crashed my site the way they did Jimbo's.
I've got an idea for how to treat spammers that I
Rope + Tree + Spammer. Some assembly required.
Welcome back, Jim!
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