Hey You Disgusting Slob, You better Take The Trash Out

Mon, 2008-06-30 00:40

I have been using Akismet for spam protection for a little over a year now. It has been pretty good.

It has just missed some spam over the last couple of days. Obviously, somebody has tweaked their spambot. The thing is, anything not caught by the spam filter is sent to Friendfeed and God knows where else. My apologies if you have been subjected to random characters on my behalf. I do what I can to reduce the signal-to-noise ratio.

And so, I have switched spam prevention. I now use Mollom for my spam prevention needs. I am kinda excited about this, as the same awesome guy who wrote this very blog software that I use here is responsible for Mollom.

Thing is, Mollom requires a specific privacy policy. I don't think Mollum is worse than Akismet in the privacy department. They just require more disclosure.

Anyway, if you are wanting to comment on this post, or maybe one a little older, you will be subject to the Mollom policy before I have spelled it out for you here. Sorry. If you already have an account on this site you will not be affected at all. Let's hear it for old friends.

Here's hoping the Internet can continue to be usable by humans.

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Mollom not Mollum

Mon, 2008-06-30 12:59
Dries's picture

It's "Mollom", not "Mollum". Eye-wink

Thanks for being a beta tester!

That's it,

Mon, 2008-06-30 18:13

The drunken blogging has got to go. I did fix the misspellings, and I offer up my sincerest apologies.

Nevertheless, despite the fact that I am careless and have no talent for spelling at all, you really can't escape the fact that Dries Buytaert visited my blog! I am never washing my computer screen again!

Thanks, Dries. You are my hero.


Tue, 2008-07-08 23:06
foolery's picture

Regarding your e-mail -- welcome, as always! No one has to be a Mommy Blogger (a tag I resist). Nothing will come of this as I am the world's laziest organizer with no interest in organizations. Really just a statement of silliness and blind resistance.

-- Laurie @ Foolery


Wed, 2008-07-09 06:45

That's perfect, it would be pointless to try and organize me anyway. Thanks for including me. I am very pleased to be considered a BlogHus.

Hey, I get it

Sun, 2009-04-05 01:56

So posts about spam attract more spam than others? Fine then, I am closing this puppy down Smiling