When we show up this morning, an occasionally annoying spammer who had
once or twice tried to use our blog platform to sell crappy imported
bathroom scales, prom dresses, and pearl jewelry had upped the ante,
overwhelming our blogs door with dozens of manually created blogs and
blog posts for his elicit enterprise.
To say the least, we were peeved. As I type this, we're systematically purging the offending blogs, blocking the
offending accounts, and fast-tracking countermeasures from our
engineering team. This guy (and it looks like one guy) is toast.
Of course, it was all we could do not to post the associated e-mail
address in a public forum and let TR community mob justice work its
magic. But that would be wrong. Stupid ethics.
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger -- amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.