I Hate Spam

TimThe last 48 hours have been frustrating for me as this site has been targeted with lots and lots of spam comments. I get an email every time someone comments whether the comment is approved or gets caught in my filter and needs approval. Let’s just say I’m getting a lot of email these days. In an effort to curb the spamming, I’m going to close comments on all comics and blog posts that are more than a month old. We get very few comments on older comics anyway, so I don’t think it’s a huge loss. You can always email us if you feel the need to respond to something in our archives.

[Update]: Just saw that one of my anti-spam plugins was disabled. I don’t know how that happened, but maybe that’s the problem!

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8 Comments

  1. Jacob says:

    I came on here from RSS about to say “use Akismet!” …. but then I see the update. Darn. 😛

  2. Tim says:

    Thanks Jacob, that’s what’s weird. Akismet was deactivated for some reason, even though I would never do that. I figured all that spam was somehow bypassing Akismet, but shame on me for doubting my plugin!

  3. Bob says:

    Awwww.. you took the spammer’s info down… but it’s still in my RSS feed =)

    wtf is up with his email address? tylenol jones? of course no one has any idea what i’m talking about.

  4. Ray says:

    SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM

  5. Xeno says:

    Punch them in the Spam-baby-makers!

  6. Noodle_93 says:

    TIM I FOUND HIM. HIS NAME IS RAY.

    You should take evasive action.

    Do a barrel-roll!

  7. Tim says:

    Noodle, I think you may be on to something! I’ll get him back by beating his Link’s Crossbow Training high score!

  8. Saturn2888 says:

    Spam? I think it might be because you’re on Google and someone caught your user-base. Probably thinks this site gets a ton of hits or something, who would’ve known! *sarcasm*

    Akismet at least works fairly well. I’m guessing you’re using that.

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