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Sudsy Wants You to Join the Oregon Commentator

In Order To Form A More Perfect Blog

I have taken the following measures:

Turned off anonymous comments. If you don’t want to put in an email, put in a fake one. That’s fine…this should, at least, help stem the tide of comment spam.

Turned off HTML in comments Same deal.

I’m sorry, but the blacklist isn’t going to work because it is larger than the max packet size on our shared server, and thusly cannot be updated. I’m going to try to trim it over the weekend to see if I can reduce duplication of sub-domains and thusly free up some space. Until then, anonymous comments, comment HTML, and trackbacks will all be off by default. Thanks.

UPDATED: I have turned anonymous comments back on, and taken a very drastic step to curb the comment and ping spam. I added .com, .info and .net to the blacklist. Therefore posting any URL, at all, to comments will be impossible. Yes, this sucks. I’m sorry, but until I have time to really trim the blacklist down and try to make it work right, hopefully this weekend, it’s the only thing that’ll keep spammers from sucking all of our bandwidth.

  1. Timothy says:

    Jesus fuck. The University tried to screw me (I went to high school in Oregon) out of in-state because my parents moved before I started college. Screw that noise.

  2. You all better be reporting, soon, on Jael Anker-Lagos and her desire to give illegal (meaning non-documented people who have not registered for legality or citizenship) immigrants in-state tuition.

  3. Andy D says:

    thanks for working on it man. Keep the dream alive 😉

  4. Michael G. says:


    We’ve just been so damn busy.

    I’ll give it a look.

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