Spam Filter Is On Warp Drive

Regular commenters have been randomly sucked into the void recently, for absolutely no reason at all. ST now gets several hundred spam comments a day, and there are thousands sitting in the filter — which we purge every few days. We’ve stopped scanning them for stray legitimate comments because it makes our eyes bleed. So, if you have lost a comment, please email me and let me know. I’ll fish it out for you.

  • Damn the inadequate filtering. It should have an option so you can add regular posters to a whitelist so we get posted directly without being checked against the filter.

    This still leaves a chance for the poor first-time poster to end up being categorized as spam, and you’d still have to manually read through all the spam to find them.

    I spent a lot of time fighting email spam in the late ’90’s, and now it’s 90 percent of all email (people don’t see thevast majority of it because of effective filters at the ISP). All my experience can be summed up in two words:

    Fuck spam.