Gut Rumbles

June 04, 2006

strange spam

Does anybody know WHO it is or WHY I've picked up a trackback spammer who keeps bombing me with a "Blog Verification" notice that uses a different six-digit number every time he (or she) drops by to beshit my site? It's just a number with no hyperlink attached, so I don't understand what that crap is all about.

One of you computer-whiz people need to explain to me exactly how that kind of vandalism is supposed to work. WTF is the purpose behind it? I've blacklisted the butt-plug about a dozen times now and deleted his grafitti, but it keeps coming back with a DIFFERENT six-digit number every time I blacklist one, and every time it's a "Blog Verification," whatever the hell THAT is.

I HAVE a blog. If you want to "verify" that fact, just try That will take you right to my Home Page.

DUH!!?? What am I missing here?


I agree with Chablis. I don't have a blog, but I did a Google search, and it looks like this is some kind of a bot, probing your defenses. Yours seem to be working better than many. I saw many blogs with the comment section choked with "Blog Verification" messages.

Posted by: Ernie G on June 4, 2006 02:11 PM

It serves as a tracker so other computers can search for that number and send spam.

If you are running any kind of spam blocker, try putting this in your Block Wordlist:


There are also five-digit trackers using the names similar to C--rtney Gi--ts and Betsy Mar-k-am

These use this:


This is computer juju that searches for a string of five or six digits and blocks it.

Posted by: DaveH on June 5, 2006 01:28 AM
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