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Spammers are stupid III

Go and read this entry at Musings, in particular the first comment. The commenter is the owner of the site linked to as ‘Crapflooders’. Posting comments like that is just asking for it, really.
And now I’m so going to get my arse spammed over here, but what the heck, it made me giggle.
In another comment spam news, earlier this morning Jay announced a new private beta of MT-Blacklist. The final version should be ready pretty soon then, which should bring in throttling and other MT2.66x features. There’s also David Raynes’ new Optional Redirect plugin which adds a new attribute to <$MTCommentAuthorLink$> so that you can control whether it redirects or posts the URL as normal. In theory, you could combine this with MTRegex and create a ‘trusted’ list of regular commenters whose URLs get posted without redirects, and then anyone else has their URLs put through the redirect script.

6 Comments

  1. I am not the spammer you ijit, I just host the tool.
    by the way:
    MT::App::Comments=HASH(0x810381c) Use of uninitialized value in sprintf at lib/MT/Template/Context.pm line 1187.
    you might want to fix that.

  2. The CrapFlooder comments!

    Mr Blog-CrapFlooder posted on Musings. I feel the word ‘crapfloder’ could make it way up in the google/blogdex charts if he carries on! Neil you made my morning :)…

  3. MT::App::Comments=HASH(0x810381c) Use of uninitialized value in sprintf at lib/MT/Template/Context.pm line 1187.
    Interesting I started to get that when I upgraded MT to the current version

  4. Looks like a bug, doesn’t it? I’ll update MT-Blacklist and see if that makes a difference.
    Update: Yes, that was the problem. The error doesn’t show up now.

  5. It still barfs on a preview if I put it in the URL field…
    Try it…

  6. Okay, maybe it does. Hmmm.