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Perhaps the fact that I have a comments form available on almost every entry on this weblog gives people the impression that they have the right to post a dozen links to religious web sites on my blog. Twice. On the same entry.

I find it interesting that this person has enough conviction in their religion to take the time to spam my site, but not enough to do it without hiding behind a fake email address and URL.

Phil Ringnalda
April 5, 2003 11:09 PM

Did you check your access.log to see where they came from? Most of my comment spam has actually come from a Google related: search from somewhere else that they spammed first, which pleases me both because I wasn't singled out by someone surfing around who decided I was stupid enough to leave comment spam long enough for Googlebot to see it, and also because I can then blame it all on whoever sent them my way.

Adam Kalsey
April 5, 2003 11:18 PM

Apparently I can blame this only on myself. The IP address they are using has hit my site regularly since April 1, mostly from sites that have accounts with my Textad service. I'd imagine it's all the same person, since the IP originates in Saudi Arabia and I don't imagine I have a whole lot of Saudi readers. The entry they left the comment spam on is the only one that I have a Textad pointing to, which leads me to wonder if someone is surfing Textad sites to find places to spam.

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