October 06, 2004

Comment Spam

I attended the 8th Congressional District debate tonight, went to the local bloggers Meetup, then returned ready to write about at least some of it. Then the mistake happened. I logged into the site editing window, which I admit hasn't been equipped with the latest fancy site spam blockers or mandatory registration.

Eighty-six deleted comment spams and closed posts later, I just want to go to bed. Like the junk mail that clogs my regular mail box, the spam that makes one email address after another useless, the cable channels I pay for that have more ads than the channels I don't pay for, and the sodding telemarketers, there's just no end to people expending trivial efforts that make other people's lives far more unpleasant and tedious.

Note to marketers far and wide: I do not want your freaky pictures, prescription drugs, car insurance comparisons, auto glass repair, travel brochures, long distance service, free gifts, limited time offers, 2-for-1 specials, or any. damn. thing. else. I have all the Stuff I need right now, in fact I'm trying to get rid of some of it before a move, and if I did need more, I wouldn't buy it from anyone this irritating. So, Go Away.

On the bright side, it opens up a new business opportunity. Squeezing people for the maximum amount of protection money they're willing to pay to avoid ads; which is likely to be the business of the century, so get in on the ground floor. In fact if you want, you can send me a check today to pay me not to advertise to you tomorrow. I promise low, low rates, but only for a limited time wherein you can get two years of no intrusive ads for the price of one.

Now explain to me again why prostitution, something that plenty of people seem to actually want, is illegal?

Posted by natasha at October 6, 2004 01:08 AM | Random Mumblings | Technorati links |

damn the spam comments.

Posted by: Ben at October 6, 2004 08:18 AM

Do you have MT-Blacklist installed? It works pretty dang well and is super easy to install. It keeps about 25 spam attempts off my site daily.

But yes, spammers need to die.

Posted by: Jake at October 6, 2004 09:58 AM

The daily annoyance of comment spam is one of the reasons I moved to WordPress. I found it easier to manage, filter and delete comments.

Posted by: Jon at October 6, 2004 10:02 AM

MT 3.1 makes it pretty darn easy to filter comments. MT 2.661 was a royal pain, but I'm having no trouble with 3.1 as it's far easier to take care of comments there.

Posted by: Jake at October 6, 2004 12:10 PM

The Really Nice Thing about prostitution, illegal drugs, and other things of that ilk is that they are not advertised :)

No ads for hit men.


Posted by: Scorpio at October 7, 2004 11:37 AM