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Oh, and also.

A list of things that I've wasted my time on wouldn't be complete without "deleting spam". Spam in email, spam on newsgroups, spam on IRC, spam on this site.

The email stuff doesn't bother me too much. Most of it gets caught by Thunderbird, and when it doesn't I just hit J and get on with my life. What bothers me is when the odd message gets past my spam filters on this site, and anybody who happens to hit the home page for a few hours sees "Last comment by Penis Enlargement".

Out of 1000 spam messages so far this month, 18 got through. I suppose that's pretty good, but it still annoys me that I can't make it perfect without blocking or moderating real comments. I'll probably just remove the last comment bit from the home page, since I doubt it's useful to anyone but me, and I have the feed. There'll still be a chance of a search engine hitting the page at the wrong time, but then it's not as if I'll ever allow HTML links anyway...

⇐01 Jul 2006 - So here it is. / 28 Jun 2006 - Dead Air⇒

Feedback

Reminded me to check my feedback moderation page. 2 pages so far and everythings been spam, fun times! / Comment from Gill on 29 Jun 2006 at 20:30.

Make that 5, still going / Comment from Gill on 29 Jun 2006 at 20:31.

K i lost it by the 7th page, its all trackback, when im deleting "trackback 1123" i realised im fighting a losing battle, i think disabling comments is in order. / Comment from Gill on 29 Jun 2006 at 20:35.

Ugh, I keep forgetting that when I change the filters here you might be getting affected too. 720 trackbacks blocked this month here, and yours look to be the same.
Poke me on messenger or something. / Comment from Robert Marshall on 29 Jun 2006 at 22:32.

Feedback is closed. Feel free to contact me privately.

tH