MaximusJuly 18, 2010
We’ve had a couple of comments recently about the site being infected, and have updated things so it should be alright. It’s hard for me to tell if there is anything wrong with the site – its not like there is a giant animated green troll that bleurgs it’s way out of the screen and warns us. But here we are, cleansing away, ready to start blasting the dimensional portal while crossing the proton streams to reverse the particle flow, desplurging the cosmic array and uploading the assorted grunge into the containment grid in the basement…
Anyway – just thought it may be interesting to show you some samples of the over 14,000 spam that have been sent to attack the site, and why we closed comments on older posts, to limit the sheer amount of crap getting through. We were getting up to 50 a day at one stage, and it was getting tedious to check. If you’re sending us a link to another website, do it just one link at a time, or you’ll end up getting crammed with the flammers in the damn spam jammer. Many of you already have your own websites, so will be used to that – occasionally your comments get caught up in the spam-filter, and we have to reach in, delve around inside the slime and muck, and pull your comment back out of the bag. Eeurgh, its a messy job, but someone has to do it.
The spam filter performs admirably: none of these shown here ever got through. Fear not. You can relax, as these are no longer live spams, but they have been captured via screengrab, humanely killed, and flash frozen like an alien predator, available only as a jpeg for your viewing pleasure. They can, and will, do you no harm. You can click away: there are no live links. But it is just an example of the mostly boring, mainly offensive, and very occasionally amusing spam that the site gets.
This one here recently caught my fish eye – it almost seemed real, but it is not a service that we really offer. Presumably just another spambot roaming the interwebs, randomly procreating on our website. Sorry ‘fella’ you’ll just have to go elsewhere for that…
Most of the spam are in English, or some variant of it, and very occasionally one in French, German, and even once in Arabic. But while they’re in English, and mostly about viagra or ciallis, they mostly seem to come from Russia, while I think this one below came from Poland. Thank heavens then for the great Firewall of China – it keeps their spam in, as well as keeping Google out.
But enough of all that – back to normal transmission shortly !