John on February 6, 2007 at 3:08 pm
I don’t know what has been happening lately but ever since I upgraded to WordPress 2.1 (which is great) and the new Akismet spam catcher (2.0), our level of spam has increased at least two-fold.
In the last two days we’ve gotten something like 800 pieces of comment spam. So when I go to clear it out there are literally 18 long pages of spam. The problem is that once in a while a real human comment gets caught. If I don’t look through it, someone if bound to wonder if we’ve started deleting comments. So I feel obligated to look through it.
The other problem is that this spam is so completely foul and offensive I feel like I need a shower after scanning through it. Here’s a sample of just the titles:
- Buy Cialis
- Discount phentermine
- Penis Enlargement
- Bad Credit Loan
- Black shemale
- gay male porn
- Tranny sex
- sadism sexual
I could go on and on, trust me. I’m not including the worst of it. Good lord, I really could get through my day just fine without another ad for “Tranny sex.”
So, I’m sorry readers but I’m done wading through the cesspool to find your comments. If a comment doesn’t appear it’s not because we’re censoring anyone. Feel free to contact me via the contact form or repost (maximum three links per comment). But I just can’t do it anymore. From now on, I’m going to delete it all without looking.
Important Message to Spammers: You are the scum of the earth. Please do civilization a favor and drop dead.
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