Remember those days when you could have a guestbook on your website without any kind of filtering or protection whatsoever?
@deshipu Not really, even as early as 2005 or so, you'd eventually get spam there.
@pony Little enough to delete manually, though. And it would mostly be manually posted too.
@deshipu I sure do. Also, I remember the times when I could have my private mail address on the web and use no spam filter.
@deshipu No, when I implemented my first guestbook/comment thing like 15 years ago, it was botted within a day. :P
@phryk How did you get the link to it out there so fast?
@deshipu I didn't. I'm guessing Google? :P
@phryk How did Google know about your server? They didn't scan DNS records and log DNS queries back then.
@deshipu Probably by dumb crawling like they did from 98? But honestly, no clue. I was like 15 years old and not exactly a forensics expert.
My priority at the time was implementing a captcha. :P