Ramblings of Silver Blue


27 Jan

Changes to the Blogs Due to Spammers

These changes are immediate to Dipped in Chocolate, Reflections of A PunchBuggy, Flitting Here And There, and Ramblings of SilverBlue:

MT-Blacklist is in place and is running quite well. On January 21, I was spammed 958 times consecutively by IP address 207.44.162.2. MT-Blacklist didn’t allow any of them spam to come thorugh, HOWEVER, they did try spamming from 5:54 am until 7:52 am. I wish I could make these ASSHATS pay for server power they were utilizing.

I’ve upgraded to MT 2.661. Comments will only be allowed every 20 seconds. Since most spammers attempt to post more than that, their IP addresses will be automatically banned. It’s not a perfect solution, but it saves server power, I’m sure. So remember: post your comments less than one every 20 seconds, no problem. More than one every 20 seconds, your IP address gets added to the ban file.

If your blogs haven’t updated to 2.661, may I recommend you do so.

4 Responses to “Changes to the Blogs Due to Spammers”

  1. 1
    Susie Says:

    That sounds like a cool tool! I’ll have to tell Pixy to have Mr. Hypothetical see if he can include it in Minx…

  2. 2
    Monkeyspit Says:

    We have done the same, website upgrades are easy after spening a long night deleting 150 asshat comments about casinoes.

  3. 3
    aardvark.dj Says:

    Comment Flooding
    I decided to work from home yesterday afternoon and it’s just as well I did. When I switched on my PC I was receiving a succession of email notifications of comments posted on this site. They were all the same…

  4. 4
    aardvark.dj Says:

    Comment Flooding
    I decided to work from home yesterday afternoon and it’s just as well I did. When I switched on my PC I was receiving a succession of email notifications of comments posted on this site. They were all the same…

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