Site protection upgrade

DMZ · December 4, 2004 at 2:40 pm · Filed Under Site information 

Because the other site info update comments are coming thick and heavy, I figured you folks were insatiable for site information!

I’m doing some work this weekend on implementing a, uh… widget of some kind (cough) that should significantly reduce the amount of time I spend fighting comment spammers. It is, however… um, how about this — as always, if you see something screwy with the site, email us. Particularly this weekend.

If you’re at all interested in what the site would look like had I not started to arm the server, check out the second page and after of comments here on some political blog — ignore the actual comments, please, and just check out how these spammers do drive-by after drive-by. I found that page looking up information on one of the more heinous and persistent attackers here. If you ever wonder why I’m in a bad mood about comments sometimes, on a bad day we’ll have 5-6 distinct comment spam attacks go at us.

Hence my new… widget. Hee hee hee. The less said about it, the better.

Update: seriously, hee hee hee.


15 Responses to “Site protection upgrade”

  1. Evan on December 4th, 2004 3:00 pm

    Those are some impressive comment attacks. Who knew you could order that much coffee online?

    Good luck with your widget.

  2. DMZ on December 4th, 2004 3:57 pm

    Yeah, if I ever need to gamble online, buy prescription drugs at low prices, or consolidate debt, I’ll take down the comment protections, wait 5m, and the world will beat a path to my doorstep. Virtual doorstep.

  3. jwb on December 4th, 2004 4:02 pm

    I think some in the Mariners FO should check out one comment you linked to specifically, which is selling anti wrinkle cream AND!! online degrees. The former for our new FAs, and the latter for those who are signing them.

  4. zzyzx on December 4th, 2004 4:46 pm

    Buy Ihoz Labs new product – Mariners glasses. These handy eyeglasses turn opaque whenever any hitter with an OBP under .350 comes to the plate. Available now only at Ihoz Labs.

    (apologies to Douglas Adams there)

  5. tyler on December 4th, 2004 6:43 pm

    interesting… i’m allergic to most anti-biotics and have to take zithromax, one of the attackers and the only other place i’ve ever heard the name.

  6. J on December 4th, 2004 11:15 pm

    It’s kind of sad at times… For example, Scott over at OnDeckBaseball stopped updating and nearly every conceivable advertising group, be they normal or obscene, seems to be using the site’s corpse as their own free advertising block.

  7. Moses on December 5th, 2004 12:42 am

    Well, here goes. My last two messages didnt make it. Not sure why, but maybe because I changed my name. I certainly didnt write anything offensive…

  8. DMZ on December 5th, 2004 12:47 am

    Yeah it did. It just took a while.

  9. Mike Thompson on December 5th, 2004 10:35 am

    DMZ, if comment spam is still getting through by the Pizza Feed, find me and I’ll explain a little trick that has killed 95% or more of our comment spam (of course, there is only so much you can do about actual people).

  10. David J Corcoran on December 5th, 2004 2:16 pm


  11. Rob on December 5th, 2004 2:54 pm

    I give you props on keeping the comments clean. I know you have been doing a lot before to get them clean and with your new widget. What would I do as a M’s fan without ussmariner… Oh ya read rumor central and see the garbage they are quoting from the seattle papers.

  12. David J Corcoran on December 5th, 2004 8:00 pm

    Amen to #11. To my knowledge, no other ball club has as indepth and as accurate of a blog.

  13. David J Corcoran on December 5th, 2004 8:06 pm

    I take that back. I forgot about David J Corcoran on December 5th, 2004 8:07 pm

    whoops, didn’t link…

  14. David J Corcoran on December 5th, 2004 8:07 pm

    Is that your new widget, DMZ? Links don’t link?