It Works!

by john on October 3, 2003

I just had my first “Eureka” experience since implementing Jay Allen’s innovative Comment Neutrelizer spam busting macro.

For the first couple of days after initially implementing the solution I found that I was still getting spam because the spammers were using URLs that I had not banned. No surprise there – I added them and the problem went away.

Tonight when I checked my email I noticed I had been hit yet again with another spammer, and this one had so many obviously bannable URLs in it that I was surprised and disappointed to see yet another spam. The solution isn’t really a solution if I have to be constantly updating the blacklist.

Before I went to delete the comment and rebuild yet again I looked at the site and was surprised to see the comment spam wasn’t there. “That’s weird,” I thought, “why would I get an email on a comment being posted and not see it on the webpage? Did the rebuild not work correctly?”

That’s when I had my “Eureka” moment – THIS IS HOW IT IS SUPPOSED TO WORK!

Cool.

{ 4 comments }

Jay Allen October 4, 2003 at 4:02 am

Heh. Cool, indeed. 🙂

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