Today, Akismet struck again, banning dozens of innocent people from My Pants.
And I'm really annoyed.
If you don't know Akismet, you probably weren't banned. Akismet is the spam filter plugin thingy that keeps spam (and Nerdfighters, apparently) out of My Pants
How does one bypass an IP-ban from my pants? Simple. Use a proxy server to hide your real IP.
DON'T TRY TO LOG IN. IF YOU LOG IN AND YOUR ACCOUNT IS STILL BANNED, AKISMET WILL BLOCK THE PROXY TOO. DON'T MAKE NEW ACCOUNTS. YOU'RE LIKELY TO GET BANNED AGAIN AND YOU'RE NOT HELPING. LET THE MODS SOLVE THIS.
List of easy to use Proxy Servers:
(fill in the link and click the button.)
(crossed out means that Akismet has blocked them for me. I'm not sure if they'll still work for anyone else. You can always try though.)
I'll be updating this list...
Anyhoo, so far surviving the Great Banning. Luckily there's still the Ning to hang out.
Back to me being annoyed:
So I did what anyone would do, I wrote down my frustration.
But being a Nerdfighter, I didn't just write it down, I made a poem :D I call it 'Death to Akismet'
Death to Akismet!
No, I don't like spam either.
Inappropriate and annoying shit.
I don't want spam in My Pants and neither
does anyone else want to deal with it.
Spam really makes me want to swear.
Sometimes makes me want to shout.
That's why we put the filters there;
to keep the stupid spammers out.
But sometimes something somewhere goes wrong
Filters can never be smart enough.
We'll have to accept wrongly banning as long
as they stop 'really innappropriate stuff'.
But wandering in My Pants I see
An ad for viagra in a thread.
And, even though that is funny,
it should've been removed instead.
How can that crappy filter ignore
Russian posts no one can read,
posts concerning 'indecent behaviour' or
illegal cheap software we don't need.
An obviously titled topic that shows
links to porn sites and, oh brother,
Pictures of girls wearing no clothes
doing indecent stuff to eachother.
Is it that difficult to filter out words,
Like "lesbian porn", "viagra" and shit1?
'Cause they don't belong on this site full of nerds .
So why in the world can't Akismet do it?
And now I've been mistakenly banned.
Hank went offline just before I mailed.
But it was past midnight, so I understand.
It's just pissing me off. Akismet failed.
Dear Akismet, I hate you! I do!
And you seem to hate me as well.
So go fuck yourself, screw you,
I'll see you in hell!!!
Ranting about it does work. Even in rhyme :) Makes you feel a lot better.
I'd like to add that I didn't make anything up. All the examples of spam used or described in the poem actually made it past Akismet and into My Pants, the very explicit one with the pictures just three days ago.
( 1Not the word shit itself. Shit in general :D