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Comments Spammer 404s Again

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Inevitably this post about 404 errors and comment spam got spam comments that broken the pattern with multiple 404s generated for one comment from IPs around the world.  Nice to know that it stimulated someone to go to all that trouble.  Still the usual suspects still fit the pattern.  None of them got past the […]

Comments Spammer 404s Revisited

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I’ve been meaning to revisit my WordPress 404 Errors for Spam Comments but somehow it kept slipping through the cracks. I was at a bit of a loose end so I did a quick run through my spam comment log and my site’s error logs… There were 424 spam comments to my site in December […]

WordPress 404 Errors for Spam Comments

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Ever since I rebuilt my website with WordPress and imported my blog from blogspot I’ve kept an eye on my server error logs.  I like to make sure people who arrive here from the old blog or from other links end up where they were looking to go. While I’ve redirects that catch almost all […]

Edible Gobos: quite possibly as Tasty as Edible Underwear

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Allegedly.  I’ll come to that in a minute. Most spam is annoying but once in a while the bots assemble two random concepts that make a slightly surreal or scary combination.  Once in a while those are so out there and look so like real messages that they make it past the spam filters.  Here’s […]

Where Did All the Good Spam Go?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The hardest thing I find about writing (after the actual slog of the writing part) is naming characters. It can become a real drag to find the right name and it makes the slog so much harder. So a couple of years ago I started using names pulled randomly from the names of senders on […]

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