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Being relatively anonymous allows me to submit the stupid questions that other people are too afraid to ask.


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comment What is the right level of site blocking for you as a developer?
@slokun - I don't think solitaire, reading a newspaper etc is, once turned off, is designed to actively notify you whenever a new event happens thus luring you back again like a siren. I have never blocked staff from accessing sites but as an employer did 'pay' for that 'perk' in lost man-hours. Instead I had a rule... no facebook in the morning which reduced the number of "jim has replied to your comment" type lures during the day
Nov
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comment What is the right level of site blocking for you as a developer?
"We are professionals, not children." - unfortunately you cannot deny that some staff will spend an awful lot of paid-time on social networking sites these days.
Nov
25
comment Which http response do you return to a hit from a blacklisted ip?
Re firewall - I don't understand why hosting companies don't just offer that as part of the standard package.
Nov
25
comment Which http response do you return to a hit from a blacklisted ip?
ha ha. I've just re-read my first comment "Thanks. I'd never heard of Status 403.6." - i think that is one of the geekiest things I've said.
Nov
25
comment Which http response do you return to a hit from a blacklisted ip?
I feel like there are only about a maximum of 2 or 3 organisations behind 99% of the spam-hits. They do not appear to do probing cos none of their thousands of submissions have ever gone live on my site. Its all a pretty pointless situation - they spend their time achieving nothing, I spend time deleting spam.
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Thanks. I'd never heard of Status 403.6. With regards to re-direct back to their IP: Yes, I considered holding up a mirror so everything thrown at us is bounced back to them...but then I realised that duplicating bad traffic wasn't a bright idea. 403, then, is probably the sensible way to go.
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