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May 22, 2005

SPAM free blog

After much pain and many hours of manual labor I am proud to declare this blog to be SPAM free! My fingers are crossed that I will be able to keep it this way. If you find any spam in the comments, please send me email and I'll take care of it ASAP.

I tried Jay Allen's blacklist which is a database of URLs to block, but even with frequent updates from the master blacklist and aggressive additions by myself, tons of spam still got through. I tried changing the locations of the comment scripts, and that slowed them down... for a while.

Now finally I am using James Seng's ancient, simple, and functional scode package. Very very little gets through (how?) and so far I have been able to keep up with the new stuff. I've even been able to go through the archives and delete the spam that collected before I was so well protected.

I know eventually they'll be back, but today I declare victory :) Posted by spot at May 22, 2005 04:17 PM

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