Damn the Spammers!

Posted on Thursday 12th October 2006 at 00:00
Why is it that the minority always have to spoil things for everyone else? It is one of life's biggest problems and it seems to have been exaggerated by the internet. First it was viruses and then it was spyware and then it was junk email and now it is phishing. All big fat internet problems that stop the majority of people on the internet having a good time and using this fantastic resource freely all because of a small group of total wankers who honestly do not deserve to go on living. Sorry but they don't.

The latest development in my personal battle against annoying internet users everywhere has materialised in a series of spam attacks in the comments section of my website. Around 40 messages advertising cheap airline tickets among other things. It seems that the cause has been to do with Google's cache of my website, which has exposed to two most recent posts in the catch to repeated unwanted comments.

The fact that it was just these two posts and none of the more recent ones I've written made it clear to me that it was an automated system and not a real person. As a result I hope to have cured it now by adding in a security check to the comments section. If you look at the comments form at the bottom of this post you will see a 'word in a box? check to make sure that commenters are actually real people.

To reiterate, if you are a genuine person reading this and want to post a genuine comment that doesn't involve advertising or any kind of spam, you are very welcome to comment here with your thoughts and opinions on my posts but from now on you will have to type the word from the picture into the box below before your comment will be posted. Sorry but it is the only way we are going to be able to work around these stupid people trying to destroy our internet. It was either this or remove the comments feature altogether, in which case I wouldn't be able to hear from those of you who actually deserve to write something here.

Sorry once again.

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