Fuck Spam

So in looking for the old entries referenced below, we realized just how awful the comment spam problem had become here. So we did something about it.

As we’re not the first to notice the problem, a quick search revealed the existence of Scrub, a perl script designed to remove comment spam from Blosxom/writeback comments via user-supplied regexps. It won’t solve the whole problem, but it’ll got a long way down that road — especially since we’ve cron’d the execution of said script.

For this to work, though, a few words will become off limits in the comments — but unless you’re aching to talk about incest, viagra, cialis, etc., I don’t think we’ll have a problem.

However, one new rule may bite some of you: no links. You can put in an address, but you can’t make it a link.

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