News Item: Mountain of spam cleaned up
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Posted by sleepy
Friday 30 September 2011 - 18:05:58

Well, comment spam was starting to take over the site. Thanks Alastair for letting me know what was going on.

So, I just finished banning dozens of spamming users and I also deleted about 7000 (yes seven thousand) spam comments. I'm sure I missed some but things should look MUCH cleaner now.

Also, since new spam comments were outnumbering new legitimate comments by about 1000-to-1 I'm disabling comments completely for now. This should upset all the spammers and they will all hopefully go away. I will re-enable comments in the future once I feel confident that most of the spammers have left or I have had a chance to spam-proof the comment system.

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