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Blah — Spammers Are Scum

Not that it’s news to any­one, I know. But Defen­sio was down this evening (because of an Ama­zon server fail­ure), which meant that all of our sites have been slammed with com­ment spam. They all get hit con­stant­ly, but it’s usu­al­ly a non-issue because Defen­sio fil­ters almost 100% of the crap before we see it. The­se out­ages serve to remind us of how great the ser­vice is.

I notice that my old­er posts are the ones that get the most spam com­ments. I’ve looked for some sort of plug­in to auto­mat­i­cal­ly dis­able com­ments on posts after a week or so, but I haven’t found one so far. I final­ly gave in today and start­ed back with the very first post on this blog, dis­abling com­ments. It is a tedious process! I’m sure that some­one could write a script that would do the same thing in the MySQL data­base much faster, but I’m not that some­one.

Sam has to go back to work tomor­row. Pout. I’ve real­ly enjoyed hav­ing him home. 

2 comments

  1. Hope says:

    re: spam­mers — I couldn’t agree more. The crap we get try­ing to post to the Stel­lar­Con forums is amaz­ing.

    re: less Sam­Bear time — I’d pout too. **hugs**

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