After moving things to 4.1 and re-deploying all the scripts, I’ve noticed one good thing…a billionfold reduction in spam. Every day I would still get hit by comment spam for posts more than 2 years old, which of course ticked me off because it was 1) spam 2) a constant reminder I’m not writing something 3) spam 4) stupid. The vast majority wasn’t even a “hey pls buy stuff”, rather, it was link farm spam, to inflate various pay per click statistics at any cost.
Why me? Why the hell use me? It is rhetorical, I know, because the people doing it don’t give a damn in any way, shape, or form, because enough people are dumb enough to click the link and generate that fraction of a penny.
Naturally, this blog run, I will be a lot more proactive in fending it off, because I hate spam, and it is stupid.