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the Big Blog Company | The righteous job of smiting spammers, no matter how they manifest themselves
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November 01 2004
Monday
The righteous job of smiting spammers, no matter how they manifest themselves
Perry de Havilland • Administrative 
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We got hammered by trackback spammers over the weekend but we have the tools and techniques to fight them off and we do seem to have stemmed the flow. Most likely as more and more blogs set up hard to penetrate anti-spam defences for their comments (such as Turing tests or TypeKey), spammers are forced to resort to other tactics to keep their vile businesses afloat, such as generating trackbacks to their ghastly porn sites.

It is very important that blog administrators stay abreast of ‘best practice’ in the fight against spammers as this medium is far too valuable to allow it to be hijacked by a bunch of scammers, parasites, criminals and fraudsters (do you get the impression I do not like spammers?).  Trackback is a very useful tool and fortunately with a bit of care it can be protected against misuses by malevolent third parties.

P.S. please let me know if there are any residual trackback ‘nasties’ let that I missed on any articles.  I think I stomped them all but you never know!

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