Oh those Spammers

Looks like spammers misused this blog to send tons of spam via its trackback funcionality, my ISP just let me know. Yesterday, the amount of spam increased to such enormous amounts so they had to delete a part of the PHP scripts behind the blog. So I set down, patched and modified the code, and hope that everything is better now again.
Too bad, I wanted to blog a nice article this evening, but instead I had to do this now. Better luck next time.

five comments, already:

which version of Pivot are you running?
The Anaconda - 14 11 07 - 22:26

trackback funcionality huh (syntax error)... let me not lie i have no idea what you are talking about.. but i will look forward to reading the nice article next time. :-p
leo () (link) - 15 11 07 - 08:15

Is trackback functionability worth the price of having the website bog down? I started a blog of my own, and I find that the trackbacks that I do have are mostly spams, too. It seems to me that viewers are more likely to find your blog through Google search than trackback nowadays. I am seriously considering to disable this feature altogether. ;)
3ddev () (link) - 15 11 07 - 12:25

spam sucks so much…
Herve () (link) - 15 11 07 - 21:19

I don’t know exactly which version, it’s pretty customized now :)
Yes, I’ve now disabled trackbacking completely too.
niko - 16 11 07 - 15:17


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