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i will never visit an online casino

So I easily spent an hour this morning deleting trackbacks and disabling pings on all my posts because of the spawn of satan online casino's and their damn blog spam. What irritated me the most was that this time it wasn't comment spam. It was trackback spam! The problem with this is in MT's summary page where it lists the most recent trackbacks, the link takes you to the linked page instead of the entry with the trackback attached, so I had to go post by post and remove them. Or at least I did for about an hour, and then I said screw it and resorted to removing them out of the MySQL database backend directly and just hitting rebuild all. I also added all the IPs to the internal ip-ban list. I'm curious how much of a dent it will really make. Based on the 52 IPs I've entered, I'm guessing that these aren't actually machines owned by these online casinos, but that they are unpatched windows boxes that have been rooted by whatever windows virus/worm and they are doing all the work. So banning an IP doesn't really do anything because there are millions of boxes out there they can utilize. This shite really makes me mad. I really want to sue somebody. Of course I'm not the only one having to deal with trackback spam. There has got to be an easier way to do this. I don't want to have to disable comments or trackbacks, but if this continues I may have to. It's just not worth my time, especially since no one reads this anyway.