I’m sorry to report that the site is currently receiving huge amounts of comment and trackback spam, and despite the filter managing to zap (literally) thousands of messages, a few are getting through, and are having to be deleted manually. This takes a silly amount of time, so apologies if posts are sporadic at the moment. As the filter updates over the coming days, I’m hoping the problem will resolve somewhat, though if it continues, I may have to consider other options like bringing back the captcha, which I’m not keen on doing, as it makes life difficult for large swathes of the population.
Is it worth making commenting more difficult for the sake of stopping this becoming a haven for the impotent and debt-ridden? It’s hard to tell. Let me know what you think.
It’s interesting to note that the number of spam emails making it through to my inbox has increased dramatically in the last few weeks, too. Presumably, the spammers have become wise to the latest attempts to stop them, and the next generation of spam-killers is required.
And then (yes, I know it’s a tenuous link) there’s the unwanted intrusion onto our TV programmes, with the confused Fathers 4 Justice invading last night’s National Lottery draw…
[ Please visit sjhoward.co.uk to view the video which appeared here ]
Visit sjhoward.co.uk to see the video which appears here.
If this site and blogging in general represents the supposed new media, and I’m posting videos of the supposed old media world of TV, does that mean I’ve just discovered a whole new medium, somewhere between old and new?
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