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Admuncher is a referrer spammer

Permalink muppet 
August 25th, 2005
Apparently the software is being developed by 10 year olds, judging from the responses I got from the mods on their community forum.
Permalink muppet 
August 26th, 2005
muppet, you're an idiot. Sorry.

In more civilized words, you snap at someone/something first, think later (or never).

FYI: AdMuncher is simply what it says, a small utility that cuts advertisement out of the web pages. It is very efficient at that, too. One of the features it offers is obscuring the browser referer data, to thwart the sites that actually do referer scams. So www.admuncher.com is simply the default value for the "referer" field in its settings. I suppose that most people who use the feature do not bother to change the field, but I bet a lot of them do, so even if you don't see "www.admuncher.com" there it still may be munged. And it's not the only tool that does it.

In short, you should never trust the information you get from the client. Basic security. Live with it. People who choose to not tell you where they came to your site from are 100% entitled to do so, even if you are angry at them for doing it.

Only you didn't even bother to find out what's going on, and vented your anger at a *tool*. Kinda like blaming the knife for cutting yourself - only you weren't even hurt in the first place.

Maybe you really should get a habit of waiting a few minutes before you rush to do something, like snap at poor programmers who had a misfortune to write a tool you didn't like - or like posting here.
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August 26th, 2005
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