Posted on:September 26 2006
Yesterday night, a spammer started to take this blog under heavy attack. For half an hour he posted one comment every two seconds onto a random entry page. Because I want everybody to be able to post freely on this blog and am not using captchas, registering procedures or similar, this resulted in about 5-10 spam comments on nearly all of the about 400 pages of this blog. But not enough, the spam bots are continuing to post their dump comments on this blog at this very moment.
Consequence: This is so frustrating. I now manually deleted about 80% of all the spam again, but finishing this up could still take some time. (If you spot some spam, please let me know.) I temporarily disallowed comments on this blog, modified the submit script of this blog software, locked comments on old entries, added some more filtering, but I am now also thinking about adding a very simple captcha. Something like a third entry box with a question like "2+5=?". This would be a handmade custom captcha (like all of the other modifications to this software too ;) ), and I don't expect any spammer to adjust his spam script especially for my blog. I hope I've some time at the weekend for this.
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