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02 November 2007

A Sudden Spam Attack - And More ...

Please note that comment moderation has (reluctantly) been reintroduced - meaning that you'll be asked to enter the given (half dozen or so) alphabet letters provided when reaching the comment box.

Overnight we've been spam-attacked with over 100 nonsense comments. Also, much more worryingly, we've had to change our personal publishing password, since 'Blogger' has suddenly refused to recognise/accept the one we've used since first setting up in the blogging business.

Therefore, we have to wonder:

Why? Why now? Who? How?

So far we don't know the answer to any of these questions, but we certainly are not strong believers in 'coincidences' - and indeed never have been.

If we were, we'd probably accept without question that that's all this was -- when our current blogging 'problems' began (completely out the blue), more or less immediately following our previous blog post regarding "intelligence".

We think it's time we took our tin-foil hat out of it's box again.

Yes? No? What say you?


Whatever ... please don't be put off posting comments in any way ... for the sake of just five seconds or so of extra time & effort.



Blogger Richard said...

Hello boys/girls from:

Domain Name (Military)

IP Address 140.185.26.# (The Pentagon)

ISP The Pentagon

Location Continent : North America
Country : United States (Facts)
State : Virginia
City : Springfield
Lat/Long : 38.7706, -77.2157 (Map)
Distance : 3,494 miles

Language unknown
Operating System Microsoft WinXP
Browser Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; InfoPath.2)
Javascript disabled
Time of Visit Nov 2 2007 9:04:54 pm


What brings you back again so soon? Surely This Old Brit isn't "THAT" popular, is he?

And anyway, how come you have so much time on your hands? I mean, haven't you got enough 'real' work to do, without wasting time on a poor old pensioner?

(*Psst! To tell the truth, I'm flattered fellahs.*)

8:22 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Btw, impressive website you have there, fellahs.

8:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so now we have another {old brit} conspiracy nut to contend with?


1:12 am  
Anonymous RJ Adams said...

I wonder if they've got you confused with that other Richard, (Dick) Cheney?

Seriously, spam is a real bother. Another reason I moved from Blogger to Wordpress. Their 'Akismet' spam filter is first-rate. Moderation won't prevent me from commenting on your excellent posts, you may be sure of that. Besides, I have to come here - for inspiration!

2:17 am  

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