Back again

This time the site went down because of “overload.” Apparently, some bozo sent so much spam that the host shut me down. I wouldn’t mind so much if I thought someone was getting rich by screwing up my day and wasting my time. But it’s just mindless malevolence.

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  1. The message on your server implied that you hadn’t paid your bill. Glad you’re back.

    Mike

  2. Joanne,

    I had the exact same problem. The spammers tend to attack old posts. I was using MTBlacklist to manage the problem, but in some regard it just made things worse. The blacklist is a resource hog and casued my hosting company to shut me down. The solution was to close old comments. MTCloseComments2 is a piece of cake to install and run.

  3. Joanne,

    I had the exact same problem. The spammers tend to attack old posts. I was using MTBlacklist to manage the problem, but in some regard it just made things worse. The blacklist is a resource hog and casued my hosting company to shut me down. The solution was to close old comments. MTCloseComments2 is a piece of cake to install and run.

  4. Walter E. Wallis says:

    Ultimately we need caller ID.

  5. Now that I use TypeKey, they can’t spam old comments, so they’re spamming old TrackBacks. Do you know if there’s a way to close TrackBack in archives? I may have to eliminate my archives.