No thanks, don’t want your drugs

Enough is enough.

I feel the captcha is coming back in unless theres someone out there with a name and address for me so I can track down whoever it is has been bombarding the blog this morning with spam comments. Think I’ve broken a hundred at this stage since being offered Viagra with my breakfast, auto loans with my lunch, and God only knows what else in between.

Can we jail spammers? Or make them use dialup? Can we?


  1. Rob Comber April 28, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    i think making them go through an inbox full of spam and reading every single one would be suitable punishment. Bring back the captcha! interesting I don’t think I got half as much spam before I a) set up a blog and b) started commenting on some!

  2. Ken April 28, 2006 at 3:51 pm

    there you go! scrape the emails from the screens and you’ve new people to target. the annoying thing is trackbacks too. they’ve gone up in the world from leaving comments so now pingbacks and trackbacks are seeping with spam….

    pah! a pox on spammers!

  3. Sean April 28, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    I get loads of spam on my Gmail account.. though i use Thunderbird so dont have to see any of it due to the Gmail filter.. But when i log in there can be 100’s.. Its ridiculous really.. They need to make smarter filters.. and the option to only accept mail of people in your address book.. Like a whitelist and blacklist.. I know Event Ireland mail has this..

  4. Pavlos April 29, 2006 at 4:32 am

    You’re so right. Another thing I’m certain about is that spammers and people with companies / products who use them, never took any marketing class at college. If a person receives spam about a product, not only are they not likely to respond positively, but they are very likely to associate the product with lots of negative thoughts and ultimately resent it.

    Keeping e-mail addresses private and blog comments captchaed and filtered is the only line of defense. It isn’t easy to track spammers, and even if you do, they mostly engage in such activities from remore parts of the world where legislation cannot touch them. Sad creatures they are – not able to get a proper job I reckon. In the meantime – it looks like you got to do some housework in the comments department.

  5. Ken McGuire April 29, 2006 at 8:29 am

    It sure does… another 12 or so this morning and its only 9:30am! Thats after a sizeable cleanup last night! Think I’ll be giving your plugin a good look-see later…

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