And all pointing to the same payday loan website. Even with trackback throttling they managed to get through because the script was generating a new IP address with every single submission and the URL would change to different subpages. Amazing. Now that they’re added to the blacklist as a root domain it’ll block any further attempts and it automatically cleaned out all the trackbacks associated with that domain, but I think this is a big sign that trackback has outlived its usefulness for SEB. Even with the ability to clean it all up pretty easily, it’s still become more of a pain than its worth. Which is a real shame because I really liked it, but like so many other things in life, the spammers just can’t leave it the fuck alone.
If you’re a spammer and we ever happen to meet in real life do yourself a favor and not mention your profession to me. I guarantee you I will punch you straight in the mouth if you do.