Cone of gayness

In: Fun|Personal

13 Dec 2004

Reason why linking to this post may not work: mod_rewrite rules rewrite all URLs that contain the word “gay” (and for that matter, “sex”, “porn”, “beastiality”, “viagra” and more) to the client’s IP – this is to block out referrer spam which I get a lot of and brings down the site in a fashion not unlike a DDoS.

If you got a weird page (like a page requesting you login to a router) before, it’s your own router (or your ISP’s gateway). The link works now because I’ve removed the word “gay” from the mod_rewrite rule list. Remember, if you wish to comment on technical faults of this site, please base them on correct information (and if you are arguing from a technical standpoint, you’d do well to vaguely recognize several familar IP addresses). On the other hand, I admit my callousness in the “gay joke” and am duly chastized – for that I have no excuse.

Also, I should have listened to the warnings and not posted this entry in the first place – homosexuality is still a touchy subject. Nevertheless, the image is still there (for, um, posterity) – I’m only not displaying it in this entry.

Cheers, and chill out.

8 Responses to Cone of gayness

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Watching Rats Abandon Ship

December 13th, 2004 at 4am

Should I be offended or amused?
Some weird intersection between D&D and Gay Culture? :-) http://blog.codefront.net/archives/2004/12/13/cone-of-gayness/

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closet optimist

December 14th, 2004 at 3pm

“What? no girlfren? Are you gay?”

I think people whom get offended do not understand that sometimes boys use ‘gay’ jokes against a person’s lack of a girlfriend then at him being ‘gay’.

Sort of indirect reverse psychology, to prod and encourage him to get one.

The ‘exaggerattion’ of him being ‘gay’ is probably just a well meaning way of covering up the deeper sadder truth.

And…… misunderstanding all this is even sadder.

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Jason

December 14th, 2004 at 10pm

What technique are you using to block out referrer spam? I’ve taken care of comment spam on my site, but I need something for refererrers.

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Cheah Chu Yeow

December 14th, 2004 at 10pm

This is what I have in my .htaccess to redirect several known IPs that have been referrer spamming me:

RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^67.19.178.84 [OR]
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^67.19.185.242 [OR]
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^69.50.164.155 [OR]
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^195.175.37.26 [OR]
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^195.175.37.24
RewriteRule ^.* http://%{REMOTE_ADDR}/ [L]

Same thing, this time matching referrer URL:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} sex [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} porn [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} viagra [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} coolios\.net [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} hostack\.com [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} pornwizzard\.com
RewriteRule ^.* http://%{REMOTE_ADDR}/ [L]

My list is much longer than that of course.

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Rob

December 15th, 2004 at 11pm

I thought it was quite funny.

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Cheah Chu Yeow

December 16th, 2004 at 12am

What was even funnier was when someone thought that they had to login to my router to view my site (and offloaded a full drip of sarcasm in the process), when it was actually his own.

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gilray4

March 14th, 2005 at 1pm

I was going to post a link to a .htaccess redirect file that a friend turned me on to. Yet it is basically the same as what you have (with few extra bells and whistles). I am glad to see it being discussed, as I in turn was getting debilitating spam at a couple of blogs, such as ‘E carpe’ diem and kaleo’s bloggery . “Spam Karma”, simple url blocks etc, did very little yet the .htaccess file seemed to take care of the bulk of it.
On the issue of homosexuallity:
Just a fun factoid, in pre contact Hawai’i there was a word for a man that did the chores of the women. This was importantin a society that had such a strong role, and class system. If a mother and father had nothing but male offspring it made things imballanced enough that one (or more) sons were taught to hang with and do “womens work”. The word for this was not used derogatorily, but rather there was a certain positive status attached to the display of humbleness and civic duty.
My point:
It is not the world, that has issues with homosexuallity per se’, however americans definitely have very uptight “freak-o-matic” reactions to most of the basic aspects of human sexuallity (gender preferences, nudity etc) and even basic body functions.
But then the polls show that a majority percentage of americans belive in or support, the curtailing of their own freedom of speech and press. Freedom of religeon and worse yet, openly “spit in the eye” of the Geneva convention, in open condonment of torture applied to people who are “guilty till proven innocent”.
In short I would’nt pay much heed too guff about a gay joke from a society that appluads evening news about “Guantanamo bay”
(oops did I really just say that)

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Mase

May 25th, 2006 at 9pm

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kinda funny =)))