Referrer traffic was down for a while, but now it’s back

I noticed yesterday that the referrer spam traffic was down to nothing this morning and I got hopeful that it would be gone forever. I pictured a ninja-like attack on the spammer’s data center where they set off the gas, shutting the machines down, and then assassinating the executives one by one.

Turns out it was just on hiatus for a few hours, and it back as strong as ever. [sigh] I guess even bots have to take some personal time.

I do have to give props to Gatekeeper, which does a great job of ridding me of comment spam. WordPress has some pretty good moderation tools in place now, but the challenge question works out pretty well. The Kubrik Kubrick creator suggested another method but I’m not sure I want to try it out.

Changed spelling of “Kubrik” to “Kubrick”. Whoops.