Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, April 07, 2004
# 9:12:00 AM:

Arms race

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Slightly over two months since I activated comments on this journal, I received my first comment spam (see the fifth bullet point) this morning.

It was, appropriately enough, an attempt to advertise an anti-spam e-mail product—one which, even if it worked, wouldn't have prevented its own advertising. Essentially, someone came and found an old post I wrote about spam, and added a comment to it that was nothing but a (grammatically questionable) ad for their product, hoping I wouldn't notice because it was so far back in the archive. However, I'm notified when new comments get posted, so I saw it and deleted it today.

I'm hoping this doesn't turn into a big problem.


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