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i've been contemplating putting something like dean allen's refer up to give the curious a view of where people are coming from, but have been slowly noticing the growing list of referer spam links and wondering if it's really worth it, from a signal to noise perspective.

wired news recently wrote about the growing problem of referer spam exemplified by services [sic] like mastodonte . fortunately, due in part to a cogent letter from michael kelley, mastodonte appears to offer opt out.

unfortunately this won't stop the proliferation and it'll be a matter of months before the referer logs are rendered useless under the weight of relentless spamming. sigh.

at least mark pilgrim is getting creative gay porn spam.

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10/28/2002 09:09:00 PM 0 comments


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