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March 3, 2005

spam attack

This site is really under attack today. In addition to the scores of spurious "trackback pings" than I've been receiving every day, an organization has now posted more than 200 comments that are really advertisements for its product. Their software puts no more than one comment on each of my posts, so that I must open up more than 200 separate records and painstakingly remove each ad. Their spam software uses a different, fake IP address each time so that I can't block it from posting. Instead of writing something substantive, I've been trying to clean up the site and have also inquired about changing my software. I hope to be back in business tomorrow, but I may have to delay blogging until I can solve this problem. (Someone who can spam me 200 times in six hours can spam me 2,000 times and do me in.) Isn't interactivity great?

March 3, 2005 3:51 PM | category: none


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