Grumble Grumble

I know I’ve touted my hatred for comment spam in the past, and I’ve gone so far as to taunt the spammers by putting a live count of blocked spam at the bottom of the main page on this site. After I update my archive pages, it’ll be on every page. That number is probably one of the main things that makes me look at my own page. I already know how the entries are going to look, but I like to see how many spam attempts I’ve blocked on this blog. I should mention that number doesn’t include the blocks done on the handful of sub-blogs on this site. It would be over 16,000 if it did.

Well, the number went up by a couple thousand blocks in the last day. The good people over at have hit me over 2300 times in the last 24 hours. And not one of their attempts got through. I just thought I’d publicize that.

Bring it, fools. 🙂


  1. Neal
    Posted December 16, 2004 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Those silly spam types. Honestly, how DO they make money off of doing that stuff? I can’t think of one person that likes spam (*ahem* I’ll avoid the reference), and think even less would actually click on the links. Sheesh.

  2. Posted December 16, 2004 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Spam! Wonderful spam!

  3. Eddie
    Posted December 16, 2004 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Wow. I just tried, in several different ways of posting a comment and whether “h o m e. r o” was in the name or comments, and I’m guessing email address, your blog wouldn’t let me post. I feel like I’ve been sensored… and violated.

  4. eddie
    Posted December 16, 2004 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Ha! We still got it in!
    h o m e. r o!!!
    h o m e. r o!!!
    h o m e. r o!!!
    h o m e. r o!!!
    h o m e. r o!!!
    h o m e. r o!!!
    h o m e. r o!!!
    h o m e. r o!!!
    h o m e. r o!!!
    h o m e. r o!!!

    We have weasled our way around the tricksy sensor!

  5. Posted December 16, 2004 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Well, maybe I’ve misrepresented what the blocker does. It has to be in the form of a usable URL, since spammers won’t post a comment to your blog unless it leads you back to their site. They’re trying to raise their page ranking in Google, and having lots of links to their page for a particular phrase all over the net from other respectable sites makes you find their site faster via Google, thus increasing their money.

    So if it’s not in the form of a usable, clickable URL (meaning without any spaces in it) they won’t post it.

  6. eddie
    Posted December 16, 2004 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    But when I tried to post “h o m e. r o” without spaces it said I was trying to post “questionalble material.” What’s that about?

  7. Posted December 16, 2004 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    That’s the message spammers see. The blog knows that URL is blocked, and it won’t allow you to post it. I’ve told the blog to block it.