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Originally written 20081108

This website has a contact form with no validation to encourage feedback by not requiring any personal information. Many responses are form spam. The table below lists the IP Addresses and locations. I assume a bot network is responsible as the same format was used for 30 responses from 23 IP Addresses in 12 countries. The User Agents claimed to be Windows XP except the address that posted four times suggested Mozilla/WindowsXP, Linux, Firefox2/WindowsXP, and Opera/Mac.

One legitimate response about the article "Authors for Boys" was from Concerned Parent. While all fields are optional, the visitor felt entering a bad email address was better etiquette than leaving the field empty. Irony is the IP Address is assigned to a large office where I recently worked; I doubt the visitor knows this website is written by someone likely seen in the hallways or cafeteria. Here is my reply:

I am happy you like my writing and the website. Over 100 new articles are waiting -- almost all related to technology or business. I want to organize better (and move to my new product) before posting them. The plan is to separate technology-related content from other topics. Many articles derive from posts to other websites and mailing lists. A Slashdot article asked for recommendations of books for young boys; I posted that response quickly because people liked it and wanted to refer to it in their blogs. What upset you about the article?

Here is data about recent form spam:
IP Address First/Last Posts Country Region Name City ISP Organization
These contain links formatted:
Text <a href="website1">website1</a>, [url=website2]website2[/url], [link=website3]website3[/link], website4
12.201.98.211 2008-07-17T21:33:54 1 US Arizona Apache Junction Mediacom Communications Corp Mediacom Communications Corp
61.58.35.47 2008-09-17T07:38:28 1 TW T'ai-pei Taipei NTT Taiwan Ltd. GMO Hosting&Security, Inc.
66.195.150.202 2008-11-08T02:31:29 1 US Wisconsin Menomonee Falls Time Warner Telecom Time Warner Telecom
67.69.254.245 2008-08-03T23:50:27 1 CA Bell Canada Bell Canada
70.122.34.62 2008-07-24T18:26:05 1 US Texas Round Rock Road Runner Road Runner
77.92.88.9 2008-07-03T11:29:00 1 GB London London UK2 - Ltd uk2.net
78.46.88.202 2008-09-18T20:49:32 1 DE Bayern Gunzenhausen Hetzner Online AG Hetzner Online AG
89.248.168.70 2008-09-09T01:12:36
2008-09-11T15:16:36
2 NL Noord-Holland Amsterdam Ecatel LTD AS29073, Ecatel LTD
93.174.93.220 2008-08-21T12:07:25
2008-09-10T08:53:10
4 NL Noord-Holland Amsterdam Ecatel LTD AS29073, Ecatel LTD
93.174.93.224 2008-07-26T05:13:50 1 NL Noord-Holland Amsterdam Ecatel LTD AS29073, Ecatel LTD
94.102.60.43 2008-10-03T17:44:36
2008-11-11T01:19:34
3 NL Noord-Holland Amsterdam Ecatel LTD Ecatel LTD
94.102.60.77 2008-10-19T06:36:46
2008-11-03T21:25:53
2 NL Noord-Holland Amsterdam Ecatel LTD Ecatel LTD
118.160.112.106 2008-07-17T04:31:39 1 TW T'ai-wan Hsinchu CHTD, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. Chunghwa Telecom Data Communication Business Group
123.236.218.65 2008-08-16T04:36:05 1 IN Karnataka Bangalore RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS
125.244.115.10 2008-08-03T23:40:17 1 KR Seoul-t'ukpyolsi Seoul DACOM-PUBNETPLUS DACOM-PUBNETPLUS
193.53.87.89 2008-08-01T02:52:13 1 N/A
194.165.42.59 2008-10-23T05:18:49 1 SA Nashirnet IPv4 Network Nashirnet IPv4 Network
202.65.147.19 2008-08-03T23:41:26 1 IN Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Pioneer Online Pvt. Ltd. Pioneer Online Pvt. Ltd.
205.178.184.113 2008-08-06T16:54:32 1 US Virginia Herndon InQuent Technologies NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC
205.209.143.140 2008-08-01T11:33:25 1 US California Fremont Managed Solutions Group Managed Solutions Group
213.134.40.89 2008-10-19T05:26:44 1 ES Madrid Madrid SATEC, S.A. Servicios de Hosting en Internet S.A.
220.225.241.4 2008-10-20T04:09:14 1 A1 RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS
221.8.18.11 2008-08-03T23:39:57 1 CN Jilin Changchun CNC Group JILIN province network CNC Group JILIN province network
This message did not include links.
211.233.63.164 2008-09-18T04:41:34 1 KR Seoul-t'ukpyolsi Seoul KRNIC LG DACOM KIDC
This form was empty with User Agent "Qyifrsm ifvndyes olwjfxepz"
64.92.161.138 2008-08-16T04:36:10 1 US Texas Frisco Layered Technologies Layered Technologies


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