Category Archives: Spam

Trackback Spam Still A Big Problem

I am so damn sick and tired of all the comment and trackback spam. It is an on-going battle. Right now, I have trackbacks disabled and comments must be approved before they are posted — and I hate doing that. I have been using SPAM Poison and it is a nice little program. In fact,…

I Love Bad Behavior!

Oh man is this sweeeet or what! Bad Behavior is a set of PHP scripts which prevents spambots from accessing your site by analyzing their actual HTTP requests and comparing them to profiles from known spambots. It goes far beyond User-Agent and Referer, however. Bad Behavior is available for several PHP-based software packages, and also…

Your Splog Shall Get You Banned

The day is coming fast when all the assholes with their automated RSS blogs and Adsense income will be broke. They just didn’t get it: blogging is about relationships. And the relationship is where the BIG and LONGTERM money is made. Newsweek’s technology writer Steven Levy is just the newest person to notice the changes…

Trackback Spam Resources / Trackback Validator Plugin

Here is a sweet little plug-in that solves many of the problems of trackback spam. Legitimate Trackbacks are sent by people commenting on your weblog, accompanied by a URL that points to that commentary. Spam Trackbacks are accompanied by a URL that points to a pay-per-click affiliate website or other irrelevant material. The Validator exploits…

Sean Felker The “Get Rich Quick” Blog Spam King!

Well I am fed up! Especially when I found this comment spam from marketer Sean Felker pimping his “get rich quick blog” on my site… WHAT THE FRACK!?! That is like walking into my house — and taking a dump on my carpet. I have clear rules for posting displayed next to the freakin’ comment…

Steal My Blacklist

I was reading a post in The Warrior Forum from a poor guy getting slammed with comment spam. What is comment spam? Comment spam is a series of fake comments created by robots that spider the web looking for blogs. They automatically enter the URLs and keywords of sites that PAY the comment spammers to…

Comment SPAM Sucks Ass

I know many of the people in the forums have been asking about comment SPAM and how to eliminate it from their blogs. I have been just been banning the IP addresses up until now, however here is a solution for Movable Type bloggers called MT-Blacklist. Thanks to my ex-wife for the link. All hail…

Spam Software For Eudora

This spam software for Eudora users got a great review from SitePoint. I was a loyal Eudora user, but the SPAM was overwhelming, so I switched to PocoMail (4 stars out of 5) for it’s filtering abilities. [URL: Spamnix – Beta Test ]

Shitcan Schumer’s Grand-Standing SPAM Bill

What a dumbass. I hate SPAM just as much as the next person — but to think that legislators can fix the problem is ludicrous. A US law will not stop a Nigerian spammer, trying to add 3″ to men all over America. A senator from NY needs to spend more time on terrorism —…

Soon SPAM On Your Cell Phone

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo will launch a program that allows regular cellphone users to access to Microsoft and Lotus email, contacts and calender items — so you can read your spam when out of your office or home. =) Until now you had to have a special device like a Motorola Blackberry pager, a RIM handheld…