Goatriders of the Apocalypse

I have to admit, I'm amused

Something you might not be aware of is that, in the risks of running a great Cubs site like Goat Riders, we get more than our fair share of spammers. Which is why over the course of a day, we probably wind up deleting as many as a dozen posts trying to promote online poker and gambling sites.

But, rather than just continue to face deletion every single day - I mean really, the only people who see the ads for the poker sites are Byron, myself, and maybe Jason and Rob - our friend the spammer has proven evolution to be true. He's adapted. Rather than just get deleted every time, now he posts under the comment name "great online poker" or whatever, and actually makes a brief (and somewhat vague) comment relating to the article that he's trying to spam.

Mr. Online Poker fiend, it ain't gonna happen. You can post, comment, adapt, and change, and we're still going to delete your sorry ass every single day.

Going through the proper channels to purchase an advertisement contract, on the other hand.... well, I might be amused, but that's just giving you too much credit.

andyrut

Our blog (View From The Bleachers) gets tons of comment spam from the online-poker fiends as well. As far as I can tell, it's all automated - they just keep a running list of websites to spam, and a computer does all the work.

GROTA is on Movable Type - I'd recommend checking out this guide on combatting comment spam:

http://www.sixapart.com/pronet/comment_spam.html

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