Thursday, July 23

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There Is Such A Thing As Trying Too Hard

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And just minutes later, it gets topped by this one:
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Why is Skepticality (a popular skeptic's podcast) in my blacklist?  Because they've got spammers infesting their forum, unfortunately.  It's only worth 2.5 dings though, so just mentioning them (particularly if you're a registered user) won't affect your comment.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 03:13 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 I see you included a leading space on the "C" drug, so that words like "specialist" don't trigger that rule.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, July 23 2009 03:22 PM (+rSRq)

2 Yup.

Also, registered users get a significant negative bonus, so you won't normally trip the spam filter even if you need to talk about prescription medication.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 23 2009 05:48 PM (PiXy!)

3 Ace is broken...again...

Trying to post a new blog item I got this:

"mkdir /home/ace/www/archives: Permission denied at lib/MT/FileMgr/Local.pm line 104"

Posted by: PA at Thursday, July 23 2009 06:29 PM (oe8Xg)

4 Hang on a tick, checking it now.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 23 2009 10:50 PM (PiXy!)

5 Sorry about that, fixed now.  If you need to reach me quickly, email help@mu.nu.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 23 2009 10:55 PM (PiXy!)

6 EVERY Forum has spammers. I nuke them when we find them. The registration system for the website is as good as we can get it, it required human interaction, but yet... spammers still find ways. So, no forum of ANY type is completely spam free. Mind as well just black list the entire internet.

Posted by: Derek Colanduno at Friday, July 24 2009 04:39 AM (mXkZd)

7 Goodness!

Hi Derek!  In no way did I mean to slight you or the management of your forums.  Sorry if it came across that way.  It's just that we've been receiving a lot of spam today that points to you, so I added it as a low-ranked term.  I'm not blocking mentions of Skepticality, it's just flagged as a possible indicator for spam.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, July 24 2009 06:21 AM (PiXy!)

8 (Derek emailed me - he's cool, he just HATES SPAMMERS.  So do we all.)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, July 24 2009 01:59 PM (PiXy!)

9 In latest news,

"M3mb3rs" folks have changed their attack:  subdirectory name now has uppercase "M" and is plural, and the only link in the spam is the poster's address.  I have a couple of junked ones (06:44 and 10:43)  if you want to look. 

Cheers?

Posted by: Old Grouch at Sunday, August 02 2009 12:18 AM (IcH0W)

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