In the comment thread of the previous post about comment spammers, Mean Dean says:
Sometimes I wish I weren’t so straight-laced. Otherwise I might consider a solution I learned on slashdot recently.The slashdot discussion in question is interspersed with remarks like “But that would be wrong,” and “BTW, responsible people do not do: …” [followed bya line of code, then] “And very responsible people don’t even think about raising that 100 in an order of magnitude.” Furthermore:
You may also not want to recommend people use a web server benchmarking tool (such as Apache Benchmark, which comes on Mac OS X and most Linux distros, probably available for Windows): ab -c 60 -n 50000 http://www.thebulkclub.com/benefits.asp Running this will send 60 requests at a time for 50000 times. Since the benchmarking tool is used for testing the performance of web servers, it really taxes them. Doing this can really slow down a web server, so I wouldn’t recommend doing it. I also wouldn’t recommend making either of those numbers larger.I myself am protected from this near occasion of sin by being unable to make out what they’re saying; but I doubt that what they’re doing would grieve me even a little bit.