Thumbing my nose at the content spammers

Having migrated to WordPress, I’m amused to see that the comment spammers are still trying to post comments to mt-comments.cgi in an attempt to advertise their own particular medication or pronographic web site. Even more interesting is how persistent they are about it. When I block them at the firewall, I then see not just one or two attempts, but *hundreds* of attempts to get to my website from that IP address.

Apparently the spam-fest that I had to manually delete, the morning of my migration to WordPress, was just the first in a new tactic of posting hundreds rather than just two or three comments.

I urge everyone using inferior blog software to implement measures to cut down on comment spam so that these folks will not have any more reason to continue it.