Runcible Blog

die, spammers

What's up with referrer spam these days? This server has been getting tons of useless hits from spammers with forged referrer strings. For their page-rank-increasing tactic to work, I'd have to have some page that either listed frequent referrers (with links), or a prominently located page that had log stats listing the most common referrers. I used to have webalizer results available, but they haven't been updated and aren't linked anywhere on the server. So, all that traffic that the spammers generate goes to waste. It's a waste of bandwidth and server resources. And there isn't a fool-proof way to easily block them.

Spammers, please die. Thank you.

(I don't mean literally.)