rich menga books search contact

***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Amazon links are affiliated. Learn more.

on spam

On the blogs I read routinely that have comments enabled, there is inevitably something written about how blog spam just throws the proverbial wrench in the engine so-to-speak, whereas the blog/site owner has to enable some kind of filter and/or security code prerequisite just to keep the spam out and the humans in.

I completely disabled comments and trackbacks on my site a while back (with blog spam being one of the biggest reasons I did it in the first place). It sucks, but what ya gonna do. While it's true that most people are able to tune spam out in the comments of a blog should it exist, it's still really annoying to go through.

Another reason I disabled comments/tb's is so I don't have to constantly upgrade my publishing software. Every time some new unbeatable spam-fighter feature is introduced, the spammers find a way around it. Some months later, the people who wrote your software release a new edition that totes something to the tune of "Yeah, we know the last spam filter thing didn't work, but uh.. here's a new version! It'll work! Trust us." So you upgrade. Then your blog blows up.

I remember when I upgraded from MT 2.661 to what I have now. Holy crap was that a nightmare and thensome. Valuable lessons were learned.

I would use HaloScan, but I just don't like the idea of having a separate web site for all my commenting needs and such.

So... my site stays as is. It works. De-commented, De-tb'd and all. (grin)

060430

image
Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!

Gibson Les Paul Headstock New and Premium Used Gibson Les Paul guitars are all right here

⭐ Recent Posts

PRS SE EGThe guitar PRS wants you to forget, the SE EG
This is what PRS was making in the early 2000s.

NUX Duotime Stereo Delay Pedal3 solid reasons to use digital delay instead of analog
Switch to digital and you'll enjoy using the delay effect for guitar a whole lot more.

Boss RC-5 Loop Station Guitar Looper PedalWill looper drums ever not suck?
It is amazing that this problem still exists.

The best looking Dean Z I've ever seen
This is an example of when Dean does the Z right.

Black Sabbath - Black SabbathMy favorite Black Sabbath track from their first album
It's not what you think it is.

🔥 Popular Posts 🔥

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Golden 1954 Heavy Relic StratEverything you ever wanted to know about nitro guitar finishes
Is it good? Bad? That depends on your point of view.

Casio F-91WCasio F-91W cheat sheet
A quick guide on how to set the time, date and a few other tips and tricks.

PRS SE EGThe guitar PRS wants you to forget, the SE EG
This is what PRS was making in the early 2000s.

DigiTech Nexus LibrarianDoes the DigiTech Nexus software for the RP360 really work?
Information on DigiTech Nexus software for the RP360

Gibson MarauderGibson's "Norlin era" electric guitars
Norlin era Gibsons are some of the worst guitars Gibson ever made. Find out why.

Gibson Les Paul bridgeThe proper direction for a Les Paul bridge
Which direction is a Les Paul bridge supposed to face? Let's find out.

Fender EsquireThe 5 types of guitars you should never buy
Some guitars that exist where the day after you buy them, you know you've made a mistake.