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April 24, 2007

My Apologies for the Spam & Fake Comments

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Every now and then, the real world gets in the way of me spending a lot of time here. The last week or so certainly fits that description. While I’ve gotten the automated spam mostly under control, unfortunately, some jackasses took this time to post lots of spam type comments to various posts, including the Matrix essay. Many of the comments were using my name. Looks like I have yet another plug-in to install, which I will get to shortly. I’ve already added the IP addresses of the posters to my “banned” list, so hopefully this will die down. I’m also still figuring out how to stop automated spam to the Wiki. Hopefully this will be under control soon as well. In the mean time,

My apologies for the fake comments,



April 24, 2007

Cadet SF said:

Apology accepted. Don’t worry Sfam nobody’s angry, you run this site pretty well and it’s not like you make a big profit off it or anything like that. Keep up the good work!

April 26, 2007

wizard said:

Try Akismet, it was developed for wordpress and it works wonders. I setup a couple of movable type blogs and they quickly became overrun with spam comments. Hundreds a day. With Akismet installed, it dropped to about 1 or 2 a week with no false positives (that were noticed anyway).

PS Just found your site, I like it =)

April 27, 2007

SFAM said:

Hi Wizard,

I do use Akismet and absolutely LOVE it. I captures over 500+ posts a day (it used to capture far more than than prior to me starting to ban the offending IP addresses). The ones I’m mentioning above are posted by real people, not bots, which Akismet catchers.

April 28, 2007

Sir_max said:

keep up the good work, and i think nobody is angry just like Cadet SF told you..

just have to be patience with those “punks” ;)

Texpundit said:

Oh man…I just found this site (and you’re in DC, too!) and I must say…it frakin’ rocks! I even put your feed on my Google IG page, so I always can be up to date. Keep up the good work!

(BTW, where are the industrial/cyberpunk nights up here since Nation has closed?)

(PS: If you ever need help with this site, just let me know. I know Wordpress — and Drupal — inside and out.)

April 29, 2007

SFAM said:

Hi Texpundit, welcome to Cyberpunk Review - glad you like it :). Hope to see you around here more often. BTW, have you checked out the underground music store in Annandale? (blanking on the name).

May 1, 2007

h347h0r3z said:

Hello every one, love the site SFAM, greet work and good job

May 2, 2007

Illusive Mind said:

What kind of ‘non-bot’ entity sits down to post spam!?

May 6, 2007

SFAM said:

Hi Illusive Mind, this is a good question. Let me know when you get an answer. Better yet, let me know if you find a good spam filter for them!

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