The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 February 2005

We write to a "service" provider

Someone trying to post links to has been spamming my Web site all morning; I have had to remove approximately two dozen of these annoyances.

If this subdomain is not under your control, perhaps you should see to it that it becomes so; whoever is using it is an irresponsible parasite.

If this subdomain *is* under your control, I trust you to do the right thing and put an end to this sort of activity.

If not, well, there are laws....cgh

(Sent to:, Dimension Publishing, 1175 Chess Drive Suite EM, Foster City, CA 94404, US, Phone: 650-372-0942)

Posted at 8:05 AM to Outgoing Mail

Welcome aboard; WordPress-powered sites have been getting online-poked for a while now. I seem to have eradicated him, though.

Posted by: CT at 9:06 AM on 1 February 2005

It's been happening to Eternity Road, too, Charles. I think I'm going to poison his domain name cache, hit him with a ping storm, and see how he likes it.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 10:35 AM on 1 February 2005

I got a lot of those this morning too ("online-poker" and "texas-holdem") -- along with about an equal number subdomained on an easycheat-dot-com (or variant) URL.

ExpressionEngine has a blacklist module that actually worked as advertised this time, automatically stripping almost 150 trackback spams from my blog as soon as I blacklisted "psxtreme" and "easycheat."

Posted by: McGehee at 11:07 AM on 1 February 2005

I had to make the comments on my Nucleus-powered blog members-only (with instant registration -- we'll see how long that lasts...) because of comment spammers from online-poker and some mortgage loan place. The latter in particular devestated an entire Saturday.

Posted by: R. Alex at 2:57 PM on 1 February 2005

Woke up to 120 of these in trackback this morning. Funny thing is, suddenly I'm intrigued and feel a need to purchase their product / service.

Go figure.

Posted by: Jeff G at 8:55 PM on 1 February 2005

I got hit, too, and I'd even gone to the trouble of changing the name of my trackback script very recently.

Posted by: Michael Bates at 1:37 AM on 2 February 2005

I was bombarded too, but it'll do him no good since trackbacks are not visible in my archived posts, which were the only ones he hit.

Let us know if you got a response from the host. I'd like to see what they have to say.

Posted by: timekeeper at 12:03 PM on 2 February 2005