Thursday, November 30, 2006

Comment Spam

Hey, I just wanted to give you all a heads up. Lately the spambots have found our comments. They've been posting advertisements -- usually it's just the standard Viagra/stock tips/medicine, but sometimes the content of these things is pornographic.

Every comment gets emailed to me, so I usually see these before you do, especially since lots of times they are commenting on old posts that nobody is looking at any more. When I see them, I delete them, and nobody even has to know they were there.

We have been seeing these things for a long time, maybe once every two weeks or so, but lately they've been coming in at a rate of around a half-dozen a day.

If it gets any worse, or maybe even if it persists at this annoying rate, I'll have to switch the comments so that only registered users can post. That means our Anonymice will have to sign up and use names. It's tough, I know, but if we have to do that, we will.

So, Anons, maybe you ought to ask your kids how this thing works, and see if they can help you get a Blogger account so you can continue to comment. You don't have to use your real name, of course, we don't really care who you are. But if we have to tighten up the comments, we will. A lot of blogs have had to do this.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, that's a shame. It's been a lot of fun but no one expects to put up with the inconvenience of deleting six comments a day.

Give us a 24 four notice so we can say our last words.

November 30, 2006 8:36 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

I'll try to avoid it.


November 30, 2006 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a card, Jim.

November 30, 2006 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got an idea. Just change your address. Try to buy the address "" from its current owners.

That would get rid of the spam and you could probably call the cost a charitable contribution to a fine 501(c)(3).

December 02, 2006 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes, So desparate is the CRC for membership that they have to use unscrupulous tactics to get people to read their lies.

Keep the website for all the good it'll do you. Then go ask your "4,000 members" for donations if you're hard up for cash.


December 10, 2006 1:48 PM  

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