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Sunday, February 23, 2003

Huhu you say?

This borders on idiocy.

Someone posted a comment on one of my first Movable Type entries Saturday morning. The comment? "Huhu." Nothing else. No name, no valid e-mail address, no web site. Uh huh.

The person came from on a Google search for 000010.php. Believe it or not, Google turns up 762 such web sites.

I did a little spot check of other sites that I thought might have a commenting system from that result. Sure enough, similar comments, all posted Saturday morning, could be found on other blogs.

Posted by Marie at February 23, 2003 2:45 AM


I get those periodically. Its obnoxious. My extra blogs (lovelinks, snap, lovesongs) get it more often for some reason... Its almost as annoying as people using the "add to notify list" form on mt-plugins.org and click clicking the button several times with "email" and "url" as the info. Durhhhh -- I've deleted probably 30 of those in the last few weeks!!!

Posted by: kristine at February 23, 2003 4:33 AM

Thanks Kristine. Obviously, some people have more time on their hands than they know what to do with.

Posted by: Marie at February 23, 2003 2:05 PM

And the Trolls come out of the woodwork. Must be warming up cause Troll hibernating season seems to be over.

BTW I just noticed:
"otherwise, please protect your e-mail address by replacing the "@" with "at" or something"

You can protect that by using the show_email="0" attribute on the MTCommentAuthor Tag.

Posted by: Doc at February 23, 2003 2:55 PM

Thanks for the tip Doc. I just made the change. I think. When I went into the templates, I noticed that I had the spam protect tag in there, but this might be better. We'll see. I should have started a category for all the changes I made to this thing, just so I could keep track of them.

Posted by: Marie at February 23, 2003 6:21 PM

Oops. I did the wrong one and changed Kristine and Doc's names to Marie. Oh, I bet Doc really loves that. :) Take Two!

Posted by: Marie at February 23, 2003 6:25 PM

Very nice.

Posted by: Marie at February 23, 2003 6:25 PM