As many of you may have noticed, spam is on the rise. In fact, it took a drastic upturn just as the economy was really getting bad. We've been very fortunate that our current measures have been so effective. It's not that they aren't trying. We're seeing reported attempts of around 100 per day. That often spikes up to 200+ attempts per day.
That's a lot of spam!
While you haven't been seeing the spam, it does have an effect on the site. All those resources used by the spammers trying to post make the site slower and less responsive for the real users visit the site. With that in mind, we have decided to implement some additional measures.
Starting today we are blocking some of the most egregious violators. Since they are currently all in other countries, we are fairly certain that no one involved with SEIU Local 503 will be affected. We will be monitoring to see affect this has on the site.
And if you're trying to read this from the Petersburg Internet Network LLC in the Russian Federation…it's probably time to find a new ISP.
"An intractable problem can only be resolved by stepping beyond conventional solutions." — Ozymandias