Aack! The spammers are attacking! The spammers are attacking!
-janelane, fuck those blogs!
Hopefully in a few weeks you shouldn't really see them anymore. I'm working on it. I was under the mistaken impression that it mattered to them whether or not the stuff they were posting produced traffic/revenue/search ranking, and if it didn't, they'd ignore us. I was wrong. I've plugged every hole that could possibly be leading to them getting useful traffic. They keep coming back. I have two theories:
1. The people who pay the people who spam here aren't keeping track of whether or not the work that they do is worth the money they are spending.
2. Another website is paying these people to post stuff on competing sites.
Either way, I have some improvements to the site that I will be rolling out in phases over the next few weeks, and one of those phases will remove the current batch of spammers from view. The unfortunate downside is that it will also remove any other new users from view until one of the admins has the time to go in and bless them, or unless you like culling through the new users on the weblogs page to see if anyone has posted anything cool, but we've no choice. Most new users are spammers, by a huge margin. It makes more sense to be filtering in the good ones rather than filtering out the bad ones.
RE: Stop Stamnation!