Since Friday we've been spammed over two hundred times by Alex, who continually posts this message:
I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!
Alex has a mail.ru email address which, while I like Russians, is a bad sign. Alex's website is affiliated with blogspot. If enough people "flag" a blogspot blog, Google/Blogger will permanently delete it. The "flag" button is at the top of any blogspot blog.
The address is: http://street-streetmachine.blogspot.com/
There is no objectionable comment on this blog (yet). As a matter of fact, the only content on the site, at all, is an image stolen from Ken at this blog. Ken stole it from somewhere else. I'd meant to comment about the flaws in the message Ken's image portrays, but I've had other stuff to do.
Time marches on. Anyway, please visit that site (again, there is no objectionable content on it), and flag it as inappropriate. Alex is the worst spammer we've ever had, but he spoofs IP addresses in every message, and I can't ban the name Alex, as one of our valued commenters has that name.
We're glad that this blog has grown to the point where we get autobot attention from beginning Russian spammers, but this one is an absolute pain, and I grow tired of reading his message.
Thanks in advance.