Yesterday was a quiet day on the blog. There were fewer than 1000 visitors, which is unusual these days. So I scanned through the list of referrers, to see where the visitors had come from.
Out of 814 visitors, the vast majority were bona fide people using Google to find information of all kinds. Instructions on making and wearing a toga are very popular at present. But 157 visits, no less, were from machines looking for chances to advertise on-line poker, and there were half a dozen hoping to link us to pornography.
That is why I have had to limit comments on the blog to people who register. In addition, I have been flooded with emails from the same mix of unwelcome spammers via the ARLT site, and so we have added a simple password to the form that you can use to contact me. Anyone with the most elementary knowledge of Latin will be able to work out the password, but we hope that spamming machines will not.
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