June 9, 2004


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:09 pm

Dear hrie@yahoo.com:

I most certainly could not help but notice that you, via your seemingly inexhaustible supply of IP addresses, have been sending SPAM to my comments. I suspect that you have been sending similar fecal matter to thousands, if not millions, of others. Further, I have to assume that you know that bloggers own their domains and either host their blogs or pay a third party to host them. In either case, bloggers own and pay for their spots on the Internet. I assume you know this, because you are obviously sophisticated enough to command a pitiful operation that electronically fouls these sites, including mine.

I see that you do this on behalf of various entities, including finance companies and companies offering satellite television services. I frankly do not recall whether you also hawk pornography for a buck, because, by now, as soon as I see your hateful name, I go through the annoying and time-consuming process of deleting the barf that you leave on my site and ban yet another of your many IP addresses. My guess is, however, that you do hawk porn and that you would hawk child porn if the price were right.

Can you really make any serious money doing this? I know that there are lots of knuckle-walking, mouth breathers logging on to the web, but I honestly wonder how many of them read blog comments. Even assuming for a moment that there are a reasonable number of such pathetic souls reading blog comments, can it be that there are enough of them willing to actually click on one of your loathsome links to earn you enough money to keep you in beer, grass, kiddy porn, or whatever it is that makes your sorry ass happy?

You are lower than the lowest microscopic creature that can manage to live in a pile of steaming dog shit. I can think of absolutely nothing good to wish for you. To the contrary, I would not lose a second’s sleep were I to learn that you found your way to Rahway prison to spend the next few years “tossing the salad” of some of the human refuse who will be spending the rest of their lives locked up and who would just love to get their hands on the likes of you.

You miserable lowlife, how does it feel to know that there are thousands, if not millions, of people who feel about you exactly as I do?


  1. Don’t hold back, tell us how you really feel 🙂

    Monera is one of those words you are searching for. Monera, an organism that is found in pond scum. I’d refer to this spammer as monera, but it would be an insult to pond scum.

    Comment by azygos — June 9, 2004 @ 9:51 pm

  2. I was also thinking smegma, but I didn’t want to give smegma a bad name.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — June 9, 2004 @ 10:14 pm

  3. Jim – I have also been one of the thousands who has been bothered by hrie@yahoo.com and I think I may have found a way to keep that bastage from flooding my comments boxes.

    When I delete the offending comment from my blog I also close the comments to that particular entry.

    I noticed that comment spammers seemed to hit the same posts over and over and over again. By closing the coments for those old posts they are spamming it seems to slow them down for a few days. When they hit the next post I close the comments for that entry and it seems to have really cut down on the spam crap I have been getting.

    The posts I am closing are old posts and no one is commenting on them anyway. So I don’t seem to be missing any legitimate comments.

    Try it for awhile and see if it helps.

    Comment by Randy — June 9, 2004 @ 11:54 pm

  4. Oh, yes, my sentiments exactly. When they catch hrie@yahoo.com, they should slice his member off a millimeter at a time on an hourly basis, which would no doubt last about a day.

    He’s probably not really posting from the IP addresses that you are banning. They’re probably all fake, so you’re just banning other people that his program is picking at random.

    I use MT-Blacklist, which kills and blocks spam comments based on the address that the spammer is linking to. That way, you don’t see hrie again until he gets some new clients. Well worth it, easy to use, and not hard to install at all.

    Comment by Jack Bog — June 10, 2004 @ 3:18 am

  5. Death to hrie@yahoo.com

    Cousin Jim over at Parkway Rest Stop has a few choice words for the comment spammer who goes by the fake e-mail address hrie@yahoo.com….

    Trackback by Jack Bog's Blog — June 10, 2004 @ 3:21 am

  6. I concur. A loathsome creature.

    Although he doesn’t do porn, that I know of, which I sure do appreciate. Because as low as hrie@yahoo.com really is, the people who attached the solicitations for “rape porn” to the picture of my five-year-old nephew kind of struck me as even more loathsome.

    Comment by Linda — June 10, 2004 @ 6:03 am

  7. Ditto what Randy wrote. Because I’m a newer blog it’s not a big deal to close comments for “old” posts. Even if it was, though, I would do it (there are nifty scripts that speed it up). It’s the one surefire way to thwart the mouthbreathers.

    And, I figure if someone hasn’t read my latest 2-3 posts and left whatever comment(s) within a few days, well, those 2-3 posts are slipping into darkness (i.e., where I won’t be checking them for new comments anyway), so may as well close ’em up and ship ’em to the netherregions of my archives.

    I’ll never understand spammers (whether in comments or in email). I have never, ever read a single WORD of a spam message (no matter what they are purportedly selling). I don’t know anyone who has. All of those messages are diverted, and then deleted, so quickly that a little puff of smoke actually rises from the vicinity. Perhaps the real target of our collective ire should be the ONE person out there, somewhere, who actually *reads* the spam message as sent, and then (holy crap) BOUGHT something from the spammer or his client after reading the spam. That one person made it “profitable,” I suppose. If it weren’t profitable, even the dumbest purveyor of pink luncheon meat would not keep doing it, right? Or maybe not.

    Great post, Jim.

    Comment by topdawg — June 10, 2004 @ 8:35 am

  8. Jim,

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. While I am not nearly dedicated enough, nor possessed of adequate free time, to maintain my own blog, yours is one of the ones I enjoy most of all; seeing your comments trashed by a pathetically inbred, mentally deficient guttersnipe rather raises my ire.

    Good luck with this battle you are forced to wage; I am pulling for you. Should you ever come across this vermin and need someone to hold him down while the “reprogramming” is administered, give me a call!

    Comment by Auskunft — June 10, 2004 @ 11:48 am

  9. I’ve been hit too – multiple times – until I installed MT-Blacklist. I *THINK* that solved the problem, but only time will tell.

    What I wonder is why this idiot always uses the same email address…? That’s just bizarre.

    And just like the others have said – hrie always hit the same post from my blog – an old one.

    Comment by Jalpuna! — June 10, 2004 @ 5:46 pm

  10. hrie@yahoo.com IS a valid yahoo account see,


    You can file a spam report with Yahoo here.


    Comment by Dan Kauffman — June 10, 2004 @ 5:50 pm

  11. Jim–

    Let me know if you want me to install MT-Blacklist. I was using it before I gave up MT, and it was pretty nifty.

    Comment by Craig — June 10, 2004 @ 7:51 pm

  12. Thank you, Dan! I never thought that it might be a real email address! 😉

    Comment by pam — June 11, 2004 @ 8:48 am

  13. I installed MT-Blacklist a couple of months ago, and it worked great…except our buddy hrie@yahoo.com keeps causing trouble.

    Comment by shep — June 14, 2004 @ 11:53 pm

  14. Once you install mt-blacklist, just add ‘hrie@yahoo.com’ as one of the banned strings and it will automatically block any comments from this address. Much easier than closing old posts or adding millions of blocked IPs that are almost certainly spoofed anyhow. BTW, I’m reasonably sure you are directing your anger at a bot, not a person.

    Comment by apostropher — June 15, 2004 @ 10:47 am

  15. Maybe its a bot, but at some level behind the bot is a real, live stinking piece of shit. Because, as noted above, hrie@yahoo.com is a real e-mail address, I tried to send an e-mail that was short but full of invective. Of course, it came back undeliverable. Then I tried to report the spamming to Yahoo, but the forms are tailored to SPAM e-mails, not comments. MT Blacklist may be the answer, but I sure would love to bring this asshole down.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — June 15, 2004 @ 9:51 pm

  16. An Enduring Enigma

    The world around us is filled with thought-provoking mysteries to ponder. Was the universe created by a self-existent God, or is the universe itself actually eternal and self-existent? Does absolute morality, by definition, require an independent stand…

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  17. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: hrie@yahoo.com has caught on to our blocking his or her e-mail address and has changed it.

    Fresh off my blog tonight is the new one: hrie@.yahi7o.com

    You may wish to adjust your blacklists accordingly, as short-lived as any respite may well be.

    Comment by Colin @ Middle Grey — June 25, 2004 @ 6:01 am

  18. Question

    Do all spammers use the email address hrie@yahoo.com when spamming comments on blogs or is it just one jackass? UPDATE Actually I haven’t had too many problems with spam on my comments after installing MT Blacklist. I did a quick…

    Trackback by Cynical-C Blog — June 28, 2004 @ 7:33 pm

  19. Self-blacklisted

    One of the most annoying tasks I have to deal with as a weblogger is the policing of comment spam, the advertisements for health insurance, porn, cialis, and such that make their way onto my archived entries. Lately I’ve been…

    Trackback by Eternal Recurrence — July 13, 2004 @ 11:06 am

  20. An Enduring Enigma

    The world around us is filled with thought-provoking mysteries to ponder. Was the universe created by a self-existent God, or is the universe itself actually eternal and self-existent? Does absolute morality, by definition, require an independent stand…

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