OT: Blawgosphere Trackbacks and Cialis

I’m far better with substance than I am with blogospherical sophistication.  There are these things called trackbacks, which allow blogs to talk to one another about their links.  I think.  Anyway, I get the occasional query from another blawg about why my trackbacks don’t recognize them, and can I please “open” my trackbacks to allow them to work automatically.

No. No, no, no.  Not happening.  I get about a thousand spam “trackbacks” a day for various pharmaceuticals, primarily cialis.  My program catches them and tosses them.  It’s one of the few things my program seem to get right. 

Apparently, there are a bunch of people on the web who think that lawyers, specifically criminal defense lawyers, are in desperate need of cialis.  Is there an epidemic erectile dysfunction that I’m not aware of?  What is it about lawyers that makes these sellers so bent on getting the availability of their product hooked up here?  Are we more likely flaccid then other lawyers?  Are lawyers more flaccid than non-lawyers?  Do they have this problem on prosecutor blawgs? 

Now I also get spam trackbacks for Ambien, which I believe helps one to sleep at night.  At least this makes more sense, since so many people think that criminal defense lawyers have trouble with that. 

The ones that I find most bizarre are spam trackbacks for naked Flintstones cartoons.  Yes, you read that right.  Naked Flintstones.  Also Jetsons.  Now, I have to ask this question.  Are there really people who want to see naked cartoons?  I mean, they’re cartoons!  They aren’t real.  Does the thought of a naked cartoon character really turn someone on?  That’s not sick; that’s pathetic.  This has got to be some goof that someone’s playing on me.  Bennett?  Gideon?  Judge Roberts?  Come on guys, fess up.

So if I was to allow open trackbacks, this place would be swamped with cialis ads.  Not that I have an issue with capitalism or entrepreneurship, but I don’t do this so spammers have a place to shill.  I apologize to the legitimate trackback folks who are stymied by my resolve to keep the spam out, but it’s what I’ve got to do.  But thanks for the links anyway.

3 thoughts on “OT: Blawgosphere Trackbacks and Cialis

  1. SHG

    I know, but I would have to go through the thousand spam ones every day to find the real ones.  And brother Gid, I just don’t have that much steam.  Maybe I DO need cialis?

    BTW, what are you doing here?  You’re supposed to be on vacation.  Come on dude, surf’s up!  Cowabunga!

  2. Gideon

    It’s weird that you get spam trackbacks. Didn’t think it was such a problem.

    My vacation commences shortly. I’m still in the “ready, set” phase.

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