Supermighty muses philosophical on technology, programming, society, art, and the making of things. He has responsibilities in Walled City.

Walled City: Spam

The Walled City forum was recently spammed by a link spammer. It struck me as such a rude thing to do. Here we are inviting the world into our den for conversation and camaraderie. I feel like someone came into my house and put advertising posters on my wall without my permission.

Spamming is far from dead for the simple fact that it works. Spammers make money. They wouldn't be doing it if they didn't.

Spam is a reality. There's no getting around it's existence and the spammers who pollute the web. The best we can do is accept that it's there and take precautions against it.

Putting our heads in the sand and giving up or ignoring spam doesn't help our businesses, it doesn't help us enjoy our lives.