Feb 07 2005

Anti Spam Behavioural Order (ASBO)

Published by at 2:14 pm under Site Work

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I have just created an ASBO notice page for all the people trying to view my site from a restricted IP Address.

Over the weekend I received over 300 spam comments… that’s right, 300 in two days!!!! Luckily Spam Karma has been pretty good at detecting and destroying the comments, only 3 comments managed to make it through undetected.

Due to this increased activity I am going to be increasing my efforts to add spammers IP addresses to my .htaccess deny directives. This may result in some valid users being deny access, so I created a friendly page where they can read about their denial of access and how they can contact me about it.

I’ve taken the name Anti Spam Behavioural Order from the controversial British Anti Social Behavioural Order which is aimed at restraining the few that spoil it for the masses. What is more ironic is that the British ASBOs are mainly aimed at children (who cannot receive a jail sentence) and it is probably Script Kiddies that a responsible for the spam comments I am receiving on this site!

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