Revenge of the Nerd, Sorry China!
By Mike Kojima
Yes, China the land of crappy copycat parts and shady business practices offers up a new plague, this one aimed straight at MotoIQ. For the past two weeks we have been bombarded by Chinese spammers on a daily basis who are attempting to fill our article comments section with crap and have been probing our forums and community sections as well. It's a whole slew of Chinese coming at us from many IP's.
We have been trying to not let this disrupt our operations or inconvenience our users but the hoard has been adapting to our defense strategies and been costing us many hours of cleanup work every day. The fact that many of you haven't noticed the spam is because we have been trying not to let it sit around long enough to be seen. If our article volume has been down, blame the spammers.
So we have no choice but to block all traffic from China for now until we find a solution that will not hamper the user friendliness of the site. I would like to apologize to our legit Chinese fans but when 95% of the traffic coming from your country is a spam attack, we have no other choice. We are really sorry but we can't let the rest of our users suffer and let our site quality decline because we are wasting time dealing with this plague.