Thursday, December 13, 2012

Anonymous is Outta Here

Well.  I appear to have pissed off someone somewhere.  And this someone somewhere I have pissed off has the internet ability to unleash the teeming spam hordes onto my blog.  Every day, I delete many comments that are written in Cyrillic, Spanish, Italian, and really really bad English. ............. Sigh.

When the spam hordes first stormed my gates in appreciable numbers some years back, the blogger spam filter caught 90% of them.  That has changed.  The mob under the evil leader "Anonymous" have slithered their way past the Google guards, under the blog fence and have taken to kickin over all the furniture around the pool.

I can deal with the spam that Google rounds up for me.  The comments that have made it onto the blog however are another story.  And as much as I would like to continue letting anyone comment, I guess it is time I put a security guard at the door.  As of as soon as I remember how, I am going to stop allowing  "Anonymous" to comment on the BoZone anymore.  Seems I can't trust that guy.   Yeah he is usually angry, but when he starts talking gibberish and totally off topic - I mean what does porn have to do with gun rights?  Regardless, "Anonymous", you are outta here.  Sorry dude or dudette or maybe dude-bot.

And I apologize to any of you regulars if this screws you up.  But spending time dealing with comments that have no other purpose than to disrupt is not even on my radar of pleasant things to do.



Nan said...

I've been noticing more spam slithering through the gates, too. Very annoying. The spam bots must be getting smarter.

MRMacrum said...

Nan - I set my comments to accept "openID". We'll see if that helps.

Randal Graves said...


-- anonymous

Kulkuri said...

I did the same to eliminate anonymous comments on my blog. Occasionally I do comment moderation for various reasons, usually when someone makes nasty comments about another commentor.

BBC said...

I've noticed a lot of spam on some blogs and none on others, but maybe it's because they don't allow anonymous visitors, haven't really paid attention to that.


Ol'Buzzard said...

If you can't ID yourself you don't deserve to leave a comment.

We are ice covered up here in western Maine from the last storm...snow followed by sleet and rain and freezing is hazardous just walking from the front door to the car..

Hoping for real snow in the next storm - that I can deal with.

the Ol'Buzzard

MRMacrum said...

Randal Graves - Some days though I lean the other way. Depends on the noise coming outta DC that day.

Kulkiri - I hated t do it, but frankly I am fed up with the barrage of stupidity.

BBC - Well I do know that in less than 24 hours, my spam log and spam in general has not loaded one missive from across either pond. Open ID seems to have done the trick.

Ol'Buzzard - Well Ha Ha. Nyah, nyah. Here in the warm southern climes of Maine, we have had warm 40 degree sunny temps. But we both know, both ends of the state and everything in between is bound to get tagged hard with the white crap.