Two new sites: Where's Gibson & IPv6 Wiki
July 13, 2010
So the Snowulf Network of websites has grown by two over the last week. Normally, I try not to add too many sites to my belt as it tends to make for a lot of administration. In these particular cases I have to make an exception. Let me explain briefly why I brought these two new sites about.
Spotting comment spam
July 1, 2010
Here at Snowulf, we get a LOT of comment spam. On average we receive 48 spam comments a day (Thanks Akismet for the stats), most of these are to old articles and immediately dropped. However, a few are to newer articles and we manually review them. Most are fairly obviously spam, with links to hideous domain names or text that just makes no sense. On rare occasion a spam message makes it to us that isn’t obviously spam and we investigate. Just a few days ago we got one like that and it caught my attention because it seemed valid. Here’s a screen shot of it (Click to enlarge): So the English sucks, but this is the internet. It also talks about wanting to “Stumble” a link and not being able to. As our social media bookmark is fairly fancy, I could see someone having issues with it. That being said… why wouldn’t you just submit it directly to Stumble or use their toolbar? If you were to check their website (which I’m not linking), it looks like a fairly valid WordPress blog. However, it stuck me as curious, so I did some digging.