Friday, October 02, 2009

Comments Now Back To Normal After Spam Attack

Last night about 8 p.m. Carpe Diem was hit with a major spam attack from China, where somebody posts comments with advertising on dozens, sometimes hundreds of posts. Luckily, I caught it while it was going on, and I was able to stop it by changing the settings and restricting comments temporarily. I just changed the setting back to normal, so you can post comments now as usual. Sorry for any inconvenience.


At 10/02/2009 8:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must have said something on Kudlow that pissed them off.

At 10/02/2009 9:40 AM, Blogger Bret said...

How'd they get past the "word verification" field?

At 10/02/2009 9:45 AM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

Bret: I assume they are doing it manually, one post at a time.

At 10/02/2009 10:10 AM, Anonymous Thought said...

See what happens when you post about pandas?

At 10/02/2009 11:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time for some trade protection. Block Chinese blog imports :)

At 10/04/2009 3:47 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

Insane, really.

The worst part is that the only reason such spam attacks serve any purpose at all is that just enough idiots respond that it's actually worth it to them to do it.

If everyone actually ignored spam (and it's not like it's hard -- 99.99% is blatant CRAP from a shotgun blast, no matter who you are) then there wouldn't be any. But one out of 100,000 people are stupid enough to Not Get It, respond, and make it work for them.

Just Insane.

That's what we really need. Hook all little kids up to electric buzzers that give a painful shock, then set them to reading e-mail, and everytime they do anything but hit "delete" the instant any obvious spam comes into their mailboxes, ZZAAAPP.

In a couple years, no more spam, ever.



No, that's not a serious suggestion... DUH.


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