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This german JERK has been a pain in my butt for the better part of a year now and despite my requests that he remove my site from his robot submission engine, he refuses. (MOST RUDELY I MUST ADMIT)

With that in mind I created a simple work around that easily keeps him off my site and doesn't create any extra steps for my users.

I changed all links to 'add.cgi' in my links templates to adsite.html. This is an html form that I created specifically for site submissions. This means that my submission page is static rather than dynamically created by the add.cgi script. Which is really no big deal.

This HTML form posts to what was formally called 'add.cgi'.

I changed the name of the script to submit.cgi. The script works the same way no matter what you call it. Every time I start getting submissions from Germany with no referrer site listed, I change the name of the script and point my html form to the newly named script.

Changing the name of the script and the 1 line of html code only takes 20 seconds and doesn't create any extra steps for people submitting to my site as some of the other mods and work arounds.

The way I look at it, if that Kraut wants to keep changing his code so that his users can submit to my site then let him knock himself out. I'll just keep changing the name of the script.

BTW, since implementing this work around in late November of 2000, I've only had to change the name of the script once.

You can check out my handy work at http://www.rightbot.com

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Thread Banning a domain cougar 1438 Jan 27, 2001, 2:39 PM
Post Re: Banning a domain
Thomas. 1374 Jan 27, 2001, 2:51 PM
Thread Re: Banning a domain
Stealth 1369 Jan 27, 2001, 7:48 PM
Post Re: Banning a domain
cougar 1351 Jan 27, 2001, 11:10 PM
Thread Low Tech Solutions to Banning a domain
BogusChris 1340 Feb 5, 2001, 4:59 PM
Post Re: Low Tech Solutions to Banning a domain
cougar 1314 Feb 5, 2001, 5:24 PM