Fuck You, Spam. Fuck You In The Ass.

So I logged in to Whazzmaster the other day because it looked like Jen had double-posted a huge comment and I was going to delete one of them so she didn’t look like a total computer retard. What I found when I got to the comments manager of Whazzmaster was that some fucking spambot had been set loose on WM, posting advertisements for UK Credit Cards and Viagra. Apparently there aren’t enough fucking boners in this world. Thank you, Viagra, for managing to fucking piss me off at a whole new level.

So I downloaded a plugin for MovableType called Bayesian that is supposed to do Bayesian filtering of comment posts and then decline them if they are determined to be spam. The problem: The Bayesian plugin was coded for MovableType 2.661 whereas I am running on 3.01. Hence, there are some problems with it. At the very least though, I need to train the filters so they don’t let shit through.

So, that is why you see the Spam Probability next to each comment. It displays the percent chance that, according to the Bayesian plugin, the comment is Spam. After a while of training it should be able to filter automatically.

If Bayesian doesn’t end up working, I may go to a another plugin called SCode that basically presents the user with an image of text and has them input that before a comment is allowed to be posted. I’ve read elsewhere that it works pretty good.

So, in summary, I fucking hate Spam, and I wish each and every one of those fuckheads would get cancer of the dick and die.

Have a great day.

–whazz on

12 thoughts on “Fuck You, Spam. Fuck You In The Ass.

  1. welcome to Milwaukee Jen I am sure you will enjoy it. I did and soon my summer here will be over and back to one more of semester of school. Mike and Parker get to go back to the bachelor lifestyle, drinking beer, eating steak, and playing poker 24 hours a day.

  2. I wonder what it is with MT and comment spam. Another friend of mine uses MT and had to turn comments off because of the problem. I haven’t (fingers crossed) had any problems yet (Blogger with a custom comments engine).

  3. Well, it’s easy to see how a bot could be programmed that takes advantage of the standard web form used by the MT comment system. There was never this problem at whazzmaster because I designed my own commenting system. Overall, I’d like to chop the nuts off of all spammers. And then burn their nipples with a acetylene torch. And then propr their eyes open with little clamps and piss in them.

  4. 1. I learned something new today in my torts class. Want to know what it is?

    There are no stupid questions, only stupid people. My class is a little bit smaller than my Criminal or Contracts classes (about half the size), so people got really comfortable today having “discussion.” It was so annoying.

    Instead of staying focused on the cases and why they were decided the way they were, people kept talking about how they “felt” the case should have been decided. I wanted to get up and tell them that we weren’t in fourth grade anymore and no one really cares what they think. We are law students because we’re supposed to be learning how to care what the LAW or the JUDGES think.

    My contracts professor actually tells people she doesn’t care what they think about a case. It’s funny, scary and intimidating all at the same time. That is the theme of my new life: funny and scary all at the same time.

    2. Thanks Bellgirl! What’s your favorite Milw. Mexican restaurant?

  5. Spam is good if you fry it and put it between two pieces of toast. I think it is one of the best canned meats.

  6. This saturday is the pokerroom.com main draw, my first legit chance of getting rich in a loooooooooooong time, maybe ever.

  7. 1. Mike Kristopeit booted me off of his server. Since all the code was written for that server environment, including all of the particular PHP libs he had installed, it would have been a slight pain (though certainly not impossible) to move all of the scripts over to the new server.
    2. I was getting sick of doing support for all of the code I had written. I’m not doing web programming anymore, and I have no interest in developing my web programming skills further than I already had.
    3. I wanted a solution that was already proven in the marketplace so that I didn’t have to worry about assholes who were supposedly my friends doing their best to break the website that I run as a hobby. Of course, I ended up simply trading assholes that I knew fucking around with the site for assholes that I don’t know running spambots against it.

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