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Blocker and Comment Spam

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Something has just occurred to me: I haven’t had hardly any comment spam for a few months now. Did the spammers forget about me? I doubt it. Does Blocker have another side-effect that I hadn’t realized earlier?

I’d appreciate any feedback from other Blocker users on this. Have you guys noticed a sharp decline in the comment spam you’ve been getting? Are you still having problems with certain ReferSpam entries? Are you getting more or less spam email in your inboxes?

Input and feedback would be most helpful. I’m also open to ideas and suggestions to make this script better.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.