Posted Jan 24, 2004 in Spam.
For the first time, I am getting referral spam. I have received several visits from the StarProse Referrer Advertising System 2004, and these are appearing on my referrals page. So far, I've had fake referrals from the RIAA and the campaign to elect Joe Lieberman, and I'm sure more will follow.
Is this doing me much harm? Not really. The referrals page only shows the last 50 entries, so they don't appear for very long. I'm not a friend of the RIAA or Joe Lieberman, but I don't think I feel strongly enough about it to try and ban the system giving me the fake referrals.
I have decided to wait for a while, and see how many of these things show up. If it gets to be too often, I'll have to consider filtering referrals for the first time. Sigh.