a thousand papercuts, dipped in lemon juice24 May 2006
This is what I wish for trackback spammers.
For the first fifteen months of this blog’s existence I got no trackback spam at all. Then over the last month or so its been steadily increasing. At first it was just two or three a day. I can de-spam those by hand. For the last couple of weeks its been a regular 17 spams overnight which I deal with first thing in the morning. Tedious, annoying, but workable.
Then this afternoon they got me with about 350 all at once. Cleaning all that up took a lot of time and a lot of bad words.
Trackbacks should be moderated here by MT-blacklist like comment spam is. I’m pretty good at tuning my blacklist filter and it works great for comments. But for reasons I don’t understand MT-Blackist is falling completely on the floor with trackback. This really stinks.
Trackback isn’t all that popular on this site so I’m just going to turn it off.
grumble.Posted on 24 May 2006 • in blog-archive •