That's right, blog spam isn't the problem whatsoever and technically it shouldn't even exist if it wasn't for the sloppy work of the idiot programmers that write blog software. Anyone leaving the comment forms wide open so that any script kiddie could abuse it should have their programming license revoked.
Now there are even solutions springing up to monitor and stamp out blog spam and it's fucking ridiculous or would hysterical be the proper word?
For example, their feature claims:
AntiSpam Deluxe.Community maintained database, you must be kidding?
Get rid of referrer and comment spam thanks to a community maintained spam database.
Can you people say CAPTCHA?
I know you can, put a captcha on the comments and registration page to stop automation.
Now address manual spamming as follows:
- Filter out all posts that contain embedded HTML and URLs from all first time posters, just bounce any post that looks like spam.
- Don't hyper-link names of posters to websites until they become a trusted poster or register.
Can't post a link to your website?
Oh boo-fucking-hoo, then your spam won't drive visitors, so go the fuck away.
Wow, that was easy wasn't it.
- No community database
- No anti-spam service
- No bullshit
- No spam
Nope, you can still link out, just not on your first damn post, or maybe your first 10 posts. The easiest way to build up "post count" would be using automation which is blocked again, that's where the captcha's come back into play.
If you really want to piss off the spammers, require both registration AND a captcha.
Now go fix your crappy blog software, download a captcha and install it, and stop whining about spam ya bunch of cry babies.