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Growing up

October 23, 2004 11:02 PM - Posted by Robartes - Category: Meta

I had to delete the first spam comments from TTM’s database earlier today. I normally do not endorse censorship, which is what this amounts to, but in the case of spam comments I make an exception. Spam commenting is when someone makes an otherwise meaningless comment with a link to their home page, or the page they want to promote, in the hope that when a googlebot next comes along, it picks up the link and ups the pagerank of the page in question.

The fact that TTM now attracts comments spammers tells me two things:

  • There are very desperate people out there. Surely there are better blogs to target than that of a bunch of Belgium based toy soldier people.

  • TTM is being read outside of our own inner circle, apparently.

We’re growing up…

UPDATE 25/10/2004 - the number of comment spams (not counting Rudi’s below :) ) has risen quite steeply, so I’ve installed MTBlacklist, which has already netted several spams since installing it yesterday evening. If you ever make a comment that is rejected (you should get a message to this effect) and you think the rejection is unjustified, contact me and I’ll see what we can do to get your comment in.

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October 24, 2004 10:40 AM - Posted by Rudi Geudens

Nice try Rudi :)

However, this comment has three salient features disqualifying it as true comment spam:

  • It clearly defines itself as spam
  • It is on a recent entry
  • You left your real name

So, sorry, I won’t be able to delete you as comment spam :)

BTW, the link in question is to the traders page for Crisis 2004, coming up in just two weeks now. Everyone go there!

October 24, 2004 11:52 AM - Posted by Robartes