Posted Nov 12, 2004 in Technology.
I am at a loss. Referral spam continues to plague me, despite my best efforts. My .htaccess file is getting longer and longer, and I can no longer keep up with all the clever tricks employed by the spammers. The problem is exacerbated by my brain's complete refusal to understand mod-rewrite and regular expressions.
At the moment, my referral spam is dominated by the top level domains .biz and .info. I am trying to deny both access, but it doesn't seem to be working properly. I'd appreciate it if some of you mod-rewrite gurus would take a look at my re-writing efforts and comment on them.
Why must the World Wide Web, a beautiful and noble thing, be fucked up by spammers and the businesses and peddlers who pay them?