May 12, 2011

Unwelcome Ad-ditions

Readers will have noticed, I’m sure, that the comments sections of our posts are occasionally infected with spammish advertising. We do not encourage or accept this kind of unbidden advertising and remove it as soon as we reasonably can. We’re sure that you don’t appreciate it either and ask your help in telling those who spam us that it is unappreciated by not accessing the links they provide.

Can’t we block it? Unfortunately, not really. As you may have noticed, such spammers use randomly generated URLS and titles that tend to defeat any blocks we erect. Install a block with the information they’ve used in the past and they’ll be back the following day with another randomly generated spam attack.

We’ll continue to remove them as quickly as we can, but in the meantime, know that we don’t like them any more than you do, and please bear with us. Thanks!

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Posted by: Mark L at May 13, 2011 08:29 AM

How much trouble would it be to require log-ins?

Posted by: MikeM_inMd at May 13, 2011 11:26 PM