Old News is Bad News

Well WordPress 2.0 just got released and I’m waiting for my blog spam filter – Spam Karma 2 – to get a final update release to support WP2 and then I’ll be in feet first. It would be nice if the Rubric theme that I use were to get updated for WP2 also, but maybe it just works out of the box, I’ll have to test.

So I was looking into versions and stuff for my blog upgrade and the guy who remade the rubric theme to work with WP1.5 has a little thingy at the bottom of his page that says how many referrer spams have been blocked by Referrer Karma. It turns out that it’s by the same guy as Spam Karma and integrates with it. Thats great. Spam Karma solved my spam problem, but I still get thousands of porn web sites claiming to link to me, when they actually don’t, they’re just referrer spamming, which ruins my stats because I like looking at who links to me and where most of my traffic comes from. I think maybe 2 or 3 of my top 20 referrers are legitimate, the rest seem to be Italian hosted porn sites and drug sites. So anyway, I’ll be adding this in too as soon as I get WP2, Spam Karma 2 and rubric installed.

Anyway, while I was looking around I came across this article about the state of blog spamming, which is kinda worrying and it’s over 2 years old. I guess this is way old news to those of you who have been paying attention to this kind of thing for years and well, I kind of knew most of this anyway, but this article makes for pretty stark reading.

Sleep well 🙂