Posts Tagged ‘spam’

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These are, of course, automated posts from millions of machines across the globe searching for ways to exploit comment mechanisms.  They seek to create many links back to sites they are promoting; selling things or trying to pump up Google rankings or something. When you think of all the years of technology, hard work to deploy networking systems between homes and cities, and the monstrous amounts of electricity it takes to keep all these computers running its kind of depressing to think that half of the world’s computer resources are for the purposes of spamming.

Spam A Lot

Author: Lyle

Doing a little house cleaning here; the comment spam filter filled up to more than 700 entries (not sure the last time I checked).  I usually just roll through and delete them all, but then I saw one real comment and realized I should step through them.  Akismet does an awesome job catching junk, but they collect until you permanently delete them.  It would be nice to have an option or another plug-in that would delete out comments in foreign languages or non-American character sets.  I can’t read them, and they are a large percentage of the junk that gets submitted.