There are little events that tear at the corners of one's bloggy soul that make this game a bit less fun. Inadvertently hurting someone's feelings by saying something you shouldn't have; calling Law & Order: SVU by Law & Order: SUV and having Slyde call you out on it; reading Dooce. Stuff like that.
But nothing bugs me more than this ridiculous spam.
I woke up to some 60 odd spam comments from my Taiwanese friend this morning. Most of it was just copying and pasting the same cyber-AIDS infected links over and over again, but this time he mixed it up a bit by changing the comment every 15 messages or so. I appreciated that.
So after I dutifully went through and deleted all the offending comments, I implemented comment moderation on all posts here on The Verdant Dude. I was loath to do it, but there really is no other option. Maybe I will turn it off in a few weeks in the hopes that this vile fucker gets the hint. But I doubt he will. He has been persistent. Creating false accounts to get past my anonymous blocker; manually posting to get past my word verification; commenting on only my new posts to get past the moderation on older posts. So he wins. I lose.
And I'm sitting here just fucking grinding my teeth about that. I fucking HATE comment moderation. Almost to the point that I was willing to deal with this asshole's comments on a one-by-one basis. But since he decided to fucking bomb me this morning...I just couldn't take it anymore.
In fact, this might be the final straw in the Wordpress vs. Blogger showdown that has been going on in my heart for about a year now. Wordpress isn't perfect by any means, but they have a decent spam filter that would block all of these comments. I don't understand why Blogger doesn't have the same thing. It makes no sense. I guess they feel like word verification and comment moderation do the same thing, but I'd rather have a decent spam filter. One that I can check every once in a while to make sure real comments don't get caught.
So I'm going to see how angry I get over the next few weeks that I have to occasionally drop into my dashboard throughout the day to moderate comments and maybe the result will be my migration over to Wordpress.
And I'm going to plan my revenge on Taiwan.
The entire nation. Fuck them!
PS - Hey look! MovieGrenade is back! ::snore::
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