Take THAT, you stupid spammers!

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Once again, my beloved blogging benefactress and Web Goddess, the lovely Emily, has bailed me out and saved the day. And now she can also add "Spamenator" (okay, so it's still lame, but I'm still suffering delayed creativity from all the recent spam-attacks on this website) to her list of titles.

Emily has done what no other person has been willing/able to do for this website: She has managed to stop the spammers in their vile little tracks.

I've been under siege lately. When I returned from holiday last week, I returned to 3,000-and-something spam comments and trackbacks in my inbox. It was completely overwhelming, and after a few feeble attempts to delete and blacklist some of it (and just so we're clear, MT-blacklist is not to blame. I've just never figured out how to use it correctly), I did what I do about most of my problems: I ignored it and wished that it would go away all by itself.

And Emily made my wish come true.

She waved her spam-damning magic wand and installed a script which closes the comments on posts that are more than a few days old (so if you have something to say, be quick about it!). What a genius invention!

But that's not all...

She then proceeded to DELETE ALL 3,000 PLUS SPAM COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so happy, I'm completely speechless. (Yeah, now you know the secret to shutting me up! Since the spam has now been taken care of, though, something else that would make me REALLY happy, so happy that I'll be quiet, is a Green Card with my name on it. Anyone?)

THANK YOU, EM!!!!!!

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Annika said:

Email me your mailing address. I know a guy.

Red Dahling,
Just marry the boy and get it over with. I know a great caterer. How long have you been a kept woman ?

martha said:

Wait - no way am i helping you get a green card if it means you'll be quiet. No way.

kim said:

ALL RIGHT! EMILY ROCKS! but we knew that... good to not be commented-out by those poker-people any more ;o)

pylorns said:

cool deal- i had horrible spam issues on a couple of the sites i hosted that used movable type style.

deeleea said:

Yay Em!!!

Ok Red, now it's time to tell us about the holiday...

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  • deeleea : Yay Em!!! Ok Red, now it's time to tell us about the holiday...... [go]
  • pylorns : cool deal- i had horrible spam issues on a couple of the sites i hosted that used movable type style... [go]
  • kim : ALL RIGHT! EMILY ROCKS! but we knew that... good to not be commented-out by those poker-people any ... [go]
  • martha : Wait - no way am i helping you get a green card if it means you'll be quiet. No way.... [go]
  • bookstorediva : Red Dahling, Just marry the boy and get it over with. I know a great caterer. How long have you been... [go]
  • Annika : Email me your mailing address. I know a guy.... [go]
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