YASSU (Yet another SIAO spam update)

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/01/21 10:01 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/01/21/7179387.aspx

A follow-up on that Hello! I am bored this afternoon. I am a nice Blog that would like to blog with you.... post from a week ago. :-)

Spam at SIAO has been decreasing all week -- with the current count of messages assumed to be spam as of midnight at 1458.

That's right.


That is an all-time low for SIAO since I started watching the spam, and an almost 250% drop since that initial report last week!

Now since I did nothing special to make it happen, I can only assume that it is either

A) a temporary fluke with spam levels expected to be up again soon, or

B) a significant number of the actual spammers noticing that their messages aren't getting though, which made them decide to stop wasting everyone's time

I would love to imagine that it is (B) but it is most likely (A). But I'll be back in a week or so to update everyone on the progress....

One thing I am going to try for while I am in the air flying to India -- I am going to try to disable all trackbacks/pingbacks and then re-enable them when I have access to the blog again. This is an experiment, though the worst that can happen should be nothing, so it seems like a safe risk....


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