Once again I was forced to take the comments function offline. My countermeasures against spamming were still working and indeed prevented ‘sensible’ spam—spam that actually does advertise something or builds up a web of hyperlinks. Sometimes the filter overdid it and prevented real comments from being posted. That never was the filter’s fault, but mine, as I do the calibration. Anyway, during the last weeks again spam hit my blog, spam of strange proveniences. Some species seem to be mere tests, others I just can’t make neither heads nor tails of. For sure somewhere on the Internet information about this ‘new species’ is to be found, but currently I am occupied with other things and am not willing to dive into according research. As during the last two weeks I wasn’t able to clean up the mess on a daily basis, I decided to take the comments offline again. All comments posted till that time are perfectly save and stored. Except the spam, of course, it went *plonk* into oblivion. As soon as I have enough time at my hands I will search for new countermeasures, install them, and then will bring back the comments on air.
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