Thursday, May 27, 2010


This blog is currently being barraged by SPAM.

I have therefore temporarily turned on comment moderation. This is a first for me so let's hope I can figure out how this works. Let's also hope I can turn it back off once the spammer realizes he/she is not welcome here.

Feel free to post whatever you like about anything you like and as long as it doesn't contain umpteen references to watch and/or handbag products then chances are I will approve it as soon as I read it.

Consider it a grand experiment to see just how often I am on my computer. Hahaha!

Any SPAM related jokes would be especially amusing right now for those with a sense of humor about this.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience.


Stagflationary Mark said...

By the way, I must have received 20+ comments on 20+ different posts.

I deleted them nearly as fast as they appeared, but they just kept showing up. Hopefully I can remove this comment moderation in 24 hours.

Feel free to just wait it out if you like. I am not a fan of censorship. To the best of my knowledge, I've only deleted SPAM since starting this blog.

Extreme profanity might also see me delete comments, but maybe not. It would depend on who the comments were aimed at. I figure I am certainly fair game and I know I am not alone.

For example, I'd really like to be able to swear when watching the following video. I think it is a right and not a privilege. It is one right I'd not want to lose!

Barney Frank in 2005: What Housing Bubble?

EconomicDisconnect said...

"Don't SPAM me Bro, Don't SPAM Me!"

Usually the crap will go away after a day or so, but my crap will continue to roll in!

Is this a HRL buy indicator? SPAM on the rise and all.

A rare at the office comment moment by myself.

Stagflationary Mark said...



I'm off. I'm heading off to bed, lest the sun burn my vampiric veins. Um, I mean, well, hey, I'm a night person!

GawainsGhost said...

Don't let it be forgot
That once there was a spot
For one brief, shining moment
That was knows a Spamalot.

Stagflationary Mark said...


It figures that not one SPAM attempt has been made since I started moderating comments.

We'll never really know if the moderating actually worked or if my SPAM filtering timing was simply atrocious.


Even though the taste of it is something quite atrocious!
If you eat enough of it, you'll no doubt fall unconscious!


Stagflationary Mark said...

Man, I really should have been knocking on wood when I said...

It figures that not one SPAM attempt has been made since I started moderating comments.

I was just tempting the Gods of Fate when I said that. They repsonded in kind. D'oh!

GawainsGhost said...

Yes, well, over at my Cowboys blog, which I haven't written anything at in a long while since it's been a dead off-season, comments are fiercely moderated. Basically, nothing gets published but that I approve it.

Still, I get a lot of spam over there too. But I have a filter that marks spam as spam, so all I have to do is click on "delete spam." Works for me.

Stagflationary Mark said...


My SPAM Maginot Line is currently holding! Patton would be rolling over in his grave if he could see it.

I figure it takes roughly 15 minutes of his/her time to launch a 15 SPAM frontal assault on my fixed fortification.

It takes me all of 20 seconds to delete 15 SPAM comments though, from start to finish.

Plus, it is so predictable.

We'd better get back, 'cause it'll be dark soon, and they mostly come at night... mostly. - Newt, Aliens (1986)