Sometime between going to bed last night and waking up this morning, I got 497 spam posts on this blog. After scanning through them to verify that no valid posts are awaiting approval, I deleted them, to find #498 had appeared during that time. Posts don’t get published until I approve them, so readers don’t have to deal with junk, but what a hassle! It’s been this bad for the past couple of weeks. I’ll see about taking measures to protect against them.
How is it profitable? I understand people clicking on certain links, such as drugs and mortgages, but what benefit is it to link to the official website of a major theatrical release? Or Google’s gmail subdomains? As Seth Godin recently said, “It’s the enemy of anything open.”
Update: #499 was waiting for me as I was writing this post.
Another update: I just installed something. Hopefully it works well, and hopefully legitimate posters don’t get blocked. If so, my email address is available at the bottom of the page, so please feel free to let me know if your posts can’t make it through.