Aaaargh spam!

Just so you know: this page was imported from my old blog. Some pages were rather mangled in the process; my apologies if things don't quite look right.

I know I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm getting bored of having a spam-bot trying to advertise websites offering videos and images of a certain, ahem, "type" of kinky activity. What's even worse is it seems to be happening more on one of my blog entries than anywhere else on the site - is it something I'm writing about? Something in my side bar's "about me" text? Whatever it is, I seem to be attracting this kinky, apparently Russian computer to my blog.

Still, it's nice to know someone's reading... ;o)

Anyway, as of tonight, I've finally got round to enforcing the no BB code and HTML rule in website comments - comments with some types of web address in them, or some types of BB code, will come back with an error message and explain what you're doing wrong (it's unlikely you'll accidentally put these codes into your comment, so most people should never see this error).

Some HTML and BB code won't trigger the spam filter - just the key words that seem to be turning up in all the spam bot posts, but I'll tweak this as and when things change - that way, we're not being too draconian with our rules, so pretty much all normal comments will still work, but my new best mate the Russian Spam-Bot (TM?) won't be able to tell us all what a wonderful website it's got to tell us about.

Anyway, if you're trying to post a comment on UPSU and come up against problems, please let me know here and I'll take a look into it. Promise :)

Right, I'm off to watch Hell's Kitchen USA (yup, it's a quiet night in... How sad...) and try and figure out how the hell I'm going to put my 120Gb hard disk in my MacBook Pro without deleting all my docs... It's going to be a late night.

Have a good weekend and wrap up warm, kids ;o) /al

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