I hate spammers

I have a server hosting a handful of sites. A combined total of about 6000 visitors per month.

In the last year, seven URLs have accounted for 58% of all error pages on that server. You’ll never guess what they were.

That’s right, they were seven trackback URLs for i heart stella, the scooter blog I host on that box. To give you a hint of the magnitude of this problem, I installed trackbacks on that blog in May, and only used them for about a week. Those seven URLs have been returning “404: file not found” for almost seven months.

So far this year, I’ve received over three hundred thousand trackback attempts for pages that don’t exist. I can guarantee that not one of them was legit.

You people make me sick.