You know, it really bugs me when a few bad apples out there spoil it for the rest of us.
I've been running this harmless little blog for about a year now. In that time I've noticed that probably 50-75% of my traffic is from referer spam. This referer spam I receive is from a large number of different IPs. I've already banned several hundred IPs as a result. I suspect that most of this referer spam is actually coming from a small number of people, utilizing a botnet of compromized computers. It's a constant battle with me to keep ahead of these stupid spammers.
The other problem is comments. My blog software allows the posting of comments without logging into the site. This allows people to post rude comments that serve no purpose on my site. Most of the comments I get lately have been either senseless attacks on me (I'm talking to you Commentator) or comment spam which is basically the same as referer spam, but it's in the comments. I'm going to have to do something about this comment problems.
Why is it these few 'bad apples' have to ruin things for everyone else?