Small Site Addition

Today, I added yet another plugin to the site. This one is nice and unobtrusive – I’m getting more and more wary of adding to the site because the sidebar is in danger of becoming very cluttered and most of the additions don’t serve any purpose.

As you all know, I am using Spam Karma 2 to combat the porn, drug, pharmaceutical and whatever else rise. I really really don’t want this site to get gunked up with that sort of crap. Not fair on me, not fair on you the visitor and especially not fair on Drew because it’s his server and his bandwidth. However, up until now, only I could know how effective the tool really is.

So today I installed Matt Read’s Spam Karma 2 Stats 1.2 on the site. By installing it and making a really small change to footer.php (which is detailed on the site), I now have a little addition the page footer. At the time of writing this, it looks like this:

My footer - nice isn't it??

That’s a heck of a lot of spam. What i especially enjoy is that a number of the scumbags use jokes with the occasional URL in there. What a cunning stunt. So, SK2 emails me the spam it has blocked and I get to read the joke without having the site jammed up. So we all win, apart from the spammer.

Example spam report:

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Report on comment number 3 (id=3664)
Comment Author: Pastalus
Comment Type: Comment
Comment Content:
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A young boy just received his driving permit. He asks his father, who was a
minister, if they could discuss his use of the car.

"I'll make a deal with you," said his father. "You bring your grades up, study your
Bible a little, get your hair cut, and then we'll talk."

A month later, the boy comes back and asks his father if they could discuss his use
of the car.

"Son, I'm real proud of you. You've brought your grades up and you've studied your
Bible, but you didn't get your hair cut!"

"You know, Dad, I've been thinking about that. Samson had long hair, Moses had long
hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair."

"Yes son, and they walked everywhere they went!"

computers blogs

[url=http://removed]laptop battery
packs[/url]
[url=http://removed]samsung laptop
batteries[/url]

Spam Karma 2 Report:
-10.00 - Javascript Payload: Fake Javascript Payload.
+0.00 - Encrypted Payload: Encrypted payload valid: IP matching.
-2.11 - Post Age and Activity: Entry posted 8 months ago. 0 comments in the past
15 days. Current Karma: -10.
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-12.11 - Overall Karma
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Rescue comment from spam:
http://removed

Posted on 3 February, 2007, in Site News. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Small Site Addition.

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