Wednesday 8 May 2013

A quick note on spamming/abuse on my blog

I am nonplussed.

I welcome everyone to comment on my blog; and other than spam, I pass everything through the moderation process. Anyone who posts more than once gets white-listed, and anything they say thereafter gets pushed through automatically no matter what the Disqus auto-moderation might think. I'm a big boy so I'll listen to whatever you have to say. And let everyone else see it too.

Sometimes I get shitty comments posted, and I allow them through moderation too. Normally with dumb comments - the ones directed at me - I just respond in kind. If, however, you have a go at other people in my "community" (read: the peeps who put time into commenting on my articles), I will get cross.

One thing to bear in mind though, if you're inclined to make a shitty comment at one of my peeps: when you comment, I get your IP address.

And I will look-up your IP address.

And post it here.

Like this:

(courtesy of, but a ping and/or tracert sufficed)

Russ: if you have something to say, have the decency to post using your own name. If it's the sort of thing you don't want your name associated with (and look how well that panned out), perhaps have a think before pressing send.