The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 30 January 2004]

Spam flooded

Woke up this morning to find that TheCoreDump had been comment spam flooded–one comment for each entry, all exactly identical, pointing to some online casino I won’t name.

Took about half an hour to wipe the junk comments off the system. As they all came from the same IP address, I thought about deleting them through straight SQL calls, but since I don’t really know anything about the internals of MT, decided to take the safe route and manually delete them. That sucked. Let’s hope MT 3.0 will have some more efficient ways of getting rid of spam floods.

This definitely looks like the work of a script, as it managed about ten comment posts per minute, which is about as fast as you can make MT take them. Guess I’m going to have to reconfigure my MT installation so the comment CGI is in a non-standard location.

I can’t even imagine what kind of crap the A-list bloggers have to go through…

Let’s close this out with an official death wish for the vermin who do this kind of thing: May you all die slow, horrible deaths writhing in agony. And then burn in Hell for all eternity.

Music: “Under the Gun” by Supreme Beings of Leisure [Opens in iTunes]

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