April 07, 2008

I give up

I just can't keep ahead of the spam. I've blocked countless IP addresses and deleted hundreds of comments, but still they wash in, wave after wave. It's not worth my effort any more. With over six years worth of posts, there's a smorgasbord of comment spam targets.

I don't honestly understand the reasoning behind comment spam, frankly. I don't quite see how it can in any way benefit the spammer. I mean, I'm sure there IS a way to profit/benefit from doing it, otherwise they wouldn't do it, but I'm generally at a loss as to how any benefit/profit is realized.

Then again, I suppose it is nearly a cost-free method for propagating a message/site, and eventually SOMEBODY will actually take the bait, although it would require several layers of hoops to go through to get to that point, but I can see how it's POSSIBLE.

Freakin' annoying though, that's for sure.

Posted by Ryan at April 7, 2008 10:51 AM | TrackBack

It pretty much sucks monkey butts. Which I think would be an appropriate punishment if convicted of comment spamming. Six weeks sucking monkey butts! Ten if you're really awful!

Posted by: Erik at April 8, 2008 11:33 AM

6 weeks does not make up for the amount of time i've spent with dealing with and being annoyed by comment spam. 10 years? maybe.

Posted by: amy.leblanc at April 8, 2008 04:52 PM


Remember the good old days of 2002 when spam was limited to e-mail?

Posted by: Ryan at April 9, 2008 09:12 AM

More punishment, you say? How about six weeks sucking monkey butts PER comment spam? That will deter them jerkos!

Ryan, yep, now we can get spam on our cell phones, in our blog comments, on our Flickr photos and probably even other places we just haven't found yet. Progress this ain't!

Posted by: Erik at April 9, 2008 09:40 AM
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