Friday, February 23, 2007

Extra! Extra! Stupid People Are Still Stupid!

You know they're stupid, I know they're stupid, so why don't THEY know they're stupid?

I was just going through my Inbox today reading more stupid emails, some are even replies to auto-responders which told them exactly what to do, yet they ask again.

My first thought was to install yet another auto-responder to automatically answer replies to the first auto-responder that would clarify the situation.

Dear Customer,

If you replied to the previous email you're stupid.

The email was written at a 3rd grade level so even a school child could follow the instructions. If you don't have any children look outside and there's probably a child , age 8 or above, playing ball in the vicinity that can help you out with your current problem.

Please read the simple instructions and just click the damn link in the previous email.

You did see that link, right?

It's not hard, click the damn link.

Customer Support
Not that I would actually send such an email, but god knows there are days I really truly want to send that.

However, they would probably just reply with another question...

Thursday, February 22, 2007

MyBlogLog Steps in ShoeMoney

Not that I pretend to know what in the hell is going on at MyBlogLog with all the security holes being posted, but it looks like they shot the messanger and banned ShoeMoney.

You people at MyBlogLog are out of your fucking minds.

You don't ban people that tell you where your flaws are, you fire all the incompetent programmers that keep making the flaws and thank the customers that use your service for pointing out serious issues before they become a crisis.

I was considering using MyBlogLog but now that I know it's MyFlawedBlogLog with a big chip on their shoulder I think I'll just pass on this bullshit.

Tips on Link Checking and Scrubbing

Many of you know I run a directory site and may be interested in some tips I posted on scrubbing links over at WebmasterWorld in their Directory forum titled "Directory Listing Hijack Detection". It's a bit off topic from my normal bot busting posts, so there isn't much of an audience for it here, but for anyone interested in the topic you may pick up a few tidbits from things I've been doing.

Somehow, at the end of the day, busting stealth bots and hunting links hijacked by domain parks doesn't feel all that different as they're both trying to slide in under the radar to make a profit without being noticed.