david mohundro

More on Trackback Spam...

October 18th 2006

Earlier this week, I posted on some major problems I was having with trackback spam. By way of a comment, Tim Rayburn pointed me to his post on Akismet support that the nightly builds of dasBlog now included.

As a result, last night, I downloaded the latest build of dasBlog and uploaded the new binaries to my blog. Shortly thereafter, I was able to log onto my blog and see the section for Akismet. Sweet! I went ahead and signed up for a Wordpress account (by doing so, you can get a free Akismet API code). Things were looking great so I thought I’d let it go and check it the next day.

Today is the next day and I just finished deleting about 250 spam trackbacks on various posts. Needless to say, I’ve disabled Trackback support on my blog again.

My problem is that I’m not sure if I messed up on my upgrade or if there is a problem with the Akismet support… OR maybe it is because of the possibility that my web host doesn’t allow web requests (see Phil’s post on WebPermission and Akismet in SubText). I’m not in control of the web server my blog runs on, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find that my blog doesn’t have WebPermission. I guess my problem is that I’m not really sure if that’s the problem or if it is something else entirely. I’m blogging this from work over my lunch break, so I don’t have time to dig through logs right now.

I guess I’m just blogging because I’m a little down because Trackback spam won today.

Spam is stupid.

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