The Great Firewall of China

Due to intense spam attacks on my blog, I have been forced to block access from every IP in China. In the last month, I have received over 16,000 spam comments, all of them originating from China. I don’t know what these spammers think they will achieve by spamming comments. They know they’re posting to a MovableType blog, which uses NoFollow, so none of the links in comments will improve their Google Pagerank. That’s usually the goal, and the NoFollow was implemented to thwart this. But still, they persist in this futile effort. Spammers are stupid.
So if you are from China and you have a compelling need to access my blog’s contents, too bad. Get your Chinese ISP to stop hosting spammers and maybe bloggers won’t be forced to lock you out.

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