Pardon me being self-indulgent on the blog comment spam thing again. At the time of writing, there have been 768 attempts since about midnight on Wednesday to post spam comments here. They’re all from Trojanned PCs, from different IPs (if you try to post a comment and get redirected mysteriously, your machine was possibly used to try to post here; its IP is automatically added to a do-not-comment list). So I can’t just ban the IP.
The annoying thing is that they’re also all for the same site, or group of sites. Which leaves one wondering: should I just feel triumphant? Or angry about this relentless waste of my resources? I have to say it’s hard to feel triumphant, seeing the seemingly endless list of auto-blocked comments, and the indifference with which the post attempts are made. One just feels like mounting a denial-of-service against the would-be advertised sites.
Go on, you spamming gits. Pay me $3,000 and you can put the ad here with my approval. Or is that too much like legally-sanctioned work?
Update 16:11: closer examination showed that the overwhelming majority of attempts were coming from just three computers, at Verio’s network. Added those three to .htaccess (the Apache file that would be better named “bouncer in sunglasses”). End of problem – 1460 attempts since last Wednesday – for now.