Wednesday, February 16, 2005

c word

A recent comm@nt at Troppo was quite interesting in regards to preventing cormorant sp@m.
(I have changed the offending word to cormorant in this quote. But it could have been anything. Dingbats or Cement.

Another thing you can do is to rename the cgi scripts. These spam bots go in search of the word "cormorant". Where ever they find the word "cormorant" they will attack. Refrain from using that word ANYWHERE, not just where readers see it but also where it is used in your code, and you help yourself a great deal. That includes renaming mt-cormorants.cgi to something else and going through your index templates and hunting down the word cormorant.
Anyway.... my initial cormorant wasn't even about putting urls in cormorants. It was about your complaint on the right of the main page that the link to the cormorants dont work. And you can fix that imediately by changing the permissons on mt-cormorants.cgi

Who knew? And does it work?
I may have to test this theory by going through my archives. From memory, I think it is a very common word.

Comments: c word

No cormorant!
Posted by Tony.T at February 16, 2005 04:16 PM

That lone cormorant seems like a shag on a rock.
Posted by boynton at February 16, 2005 04:21 PM

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