I HATE the S.O.B.s out there that use personal/corporate blogs as targets for spam.
I would like to argue that the “spammers” should be prosecuted like “hackers” The offense of “comment spamming” be no different then any other hacking offense. What really is the difference between a moron that breaks into a network and changes some corporate homepage, adding some porn or other offensive material, and a moron that adds porn, drug, gambling links, etc to a blog via comments? They both are acts of defacing personal/corporate property. I don’t know the proper legal terms to make this post anything other then a “rant”, but I think I have a valid point.
Why am I writing this now? Well, I got a ton of spam over the weekend. During the “despam” process I got a little overzealous with what I was adding to MT-Blacklist as spam and ended up deleting some “good” comments. So now I’m even more pissed about the spam.
Let me end with an apology to the few people that left comments the last couple days, including myself, that now don’t see their comments. Sorry. It sucks. I appreciate your comments and I’ll be more careful the next time I use MT-Blacklist.