Like Ants to Left-out Chicken

I use the fantasically efficient Askimet to help glean valid comments from Spam. It must be a reflection on what Spambots look for in that I have one post that attracts > 99% of all spam comments. The post itself isn’t even that interesting; it’s just a one-liner that refers to a c.h.u.r.c.h billboard during the 2006 Worldcup that says – “J.e.s.u.s saves better than Kalac”, a reference to the woeful goalkeeping of the substitute against Croatia in a group match.

It must really suck being the moderator on a c.h.u.r.c.h bulletin board if you have to deal with thousands upon thousands of spam comments… The need for moderation on online sites is discussed here, in an apparent analogy to ‘real’ life…

So far, Askimet has protected my blog from around 45,000 spam posts – so I guess “Askimet saves better than Kalac too!” it would seem…

Now to delete that post…

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