Is anyone else besides me sick of blog spam?

Sunday, March 28th, 2004 @ 11:58 am | Personal

It seems that at least once a week, a flood of spam comments for prescription drugs and penis enlargement pills fills my blog (and my inbox). This, folks, I don’t understand.

What in the world makes these scumbags think that anyone would take an interest in their products by spamming the public comment section of a blog? The blog owner is certainly not going to like it; he/she has to clean out the comments, and even if he/she wanted penis enlargement pills or illicit prescription narcotics, they certainly wouldn’t be inclined to purchase it from a blog spammer.

We’ve all kinda gotten desensitized to spam in email (but frankly, it’s the internet worms that have been causing more of a nuisance lately). But to spam someone’s public web page, now that’s low. I’m sure the spammer is using a script to do this. Hopefully they’ll introduce some anti-spam measures in Movable Type 3.

It seems to be the same person. The URLs to their crummy websites always match, and they’re always promoting the same products. Apparently, they’re operating from the comfy legal confines of European ISP’s, since that’s where the reverse DNS lookup always leads.

In the relatively organized anarchy that is the internet, it seems that it takes just a few bad apples to make it an unpleasant experience for the rest of us. I’m pondering whether I should just shut off the comments on my blog altogether. I’d like to leave it open for people to comment on posts, although frankly, I don’t get all that many comments. What do you people think?

One Response to “Is anyone else besides me sick of blog spam?”

  1. Budgie Says:

    Well, I’ll still be able to comment from LiveJournal, but then you’ll have to go there and read it. :)