I have received a response to my previous post about the problems with the BCUK platform. Not only did it by-pass any filtering, (does it exist?) the comment landed squarely on my site, even by-passing the moderation I have set up. The commenter had no BCUK identity, nor was s/he known to me. The commenter was focussing on the spam discussion, explaining, that the majority of spammers do not do it properly and don’t have successful back links. This response was from a company that works in I.T security and shredding.
It proves two things; for the sophisticates in the nuisance and hassle business, they can get round any lightweight filtering that may be in place. The company that responded prove they can do it at liberty and probably create the back links they say the ‘amateurs’ do not. If they can, so will others.
Tempting as it was to leave the comment and its advertising in situ, I decided to edit out the comment from my site and delete it from my mail notifications as well. :>>
Generally,it seems, we are getting the nuisance and hassle deluge, but, we cannot be certain that some of those are not leaving noxious trails. The BCUK filtering gateways are wide open and letting in anything and everything. The nuisances do not have to make any effort to circumvent non-existent systems. If the filters were applied and were tightened up, this site would be considerably less weighted down.