Effective immediately, customers of the Australian ISP Bigpond are denied access to this site. The reason is simple: Some stupid spamming aussie f*ckhead is hammering my site, attempting large-scale referer-log-spamming – which won’t work at all, since there are no public referer logs visible on this site.
IIRC, I did send a mail with a complaint when this abuse started back in July, without ever receiving a response.
So far in October, this idiot has hit my site over 12000(!) times, and I’m tired of it. If denying Bigpond-customers doesn’t make the problem go away, I’ll solve the problem permanently by removing this blog permanently from the surface of the Internet.
And this is a message to all those of you who actually do publish your referer logs: Please stop this insanely stupid practice: *You’re actively contributing to the problem*, giving spammers free marketing, and you’re no less of an idiot than them, and you’re, _in my not so humble opinion_, no better than the spammers themselves.
*Update:* Since I wrote this entry, the number of “403 Access Denied” served has changed from ~12000 to 30499. Aaaarrrrgggghhhh.