Spam Redux – Again!

I have posted about this a couple of times now. However, it still never ceases to amaze me, so here goes…

Another significant milestone was passed yesterday. Over 500,000 low-life, would-be spammers have joined the bimbogami forum in an attempt to post links to their often offensive, sometimes vile, but always pointless rubbish.

So, half-a-million eh? That’s a big number by anyone’s measure. And 300k of those in the last seven months. That’s nearly 1500 a day! Fortunately I can console myself somewhat with the fact that I had the presence of mind to create a little bit of code to stop them posting at the point I only had a small number each day to deal with.

Now I’m sure those folks keen on procuring an authentic Swiss watch at a knockdown price, a no-need-to-study degrees from a reputable university or enough pharmacuticals to make your hair (and perhaps other things) curl are suitably disappointed in not being able to get them from my puzzle site. Sorry guys.

Now, if I had a penny for each one those spammers…
Well, I’d be five grand better off I suppose.

It’s now at the stage, my forum is creaking and some of the queries crash because of the number of users logged. Bottom line, I’m going to have to bite the bulled and clear-down some of that space. Better dig out the SQL book…

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