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August 13, 2005

Dear spammers,

I am kind of chuffed that you think my weblog with some 50 readers is important enough to send in actual people to drop your crap in my comments and trackbacks because your robots can't post here anymore.

Still, the likes of you are not welcome here. So fuck off.

Posted by Horst on August 13, 2005 06:47 PM to metablogging | Tell-a-friend

Gibarian said on August 14, 2005 09:56 AM:

Well put!

laura said on August 14, 2005 08:12 PM:

Beset by spambots--a very modern malady. However, from what I've read about these types, it's not a good idea to antagonize them.

KKovacs said on August 18, 2005 01:15 PM:

On my blog, I managed to stop comment spamming by asking for a hungarian word, in hungarian. But then, it's easy for me, since my readers (mostly friends) do speak the language.

But I was wondering if one could stop comment spam, for example, by asking for a solution to a not-really complex math problem? (Or a linguistic problem?) Your readers are intelligent, educated people. I'm thinking along the lines like "int(pi) * log(10000)" or "Anagram of the writer who has written 'Kubla Khan'".

Just an idea. I don't suppose that the people who are employed to post comment spam are really that educated.

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