I've been tweaking my blog a little over the past few days, getting ready for a new release of the chronicle blog compiler (github).
During the course of that I rewrote all the posts to have 100% lower-case file-paths. Redirection-pages have been auto-generated for each page which was previously mixed-case, but unfortunately that will have meant that the RSS feed updated unnecessarily:
- If it used to contain:
- It would have been updated to contain
That triggered a lot of spamming, as the URLs would have shown up as being new/unread/distinct.
Tags: chronicle, meta 3 comments
As you rewrite URL mixed-case, maybe it's also the good time to replace _ by - (s/_/-/) ? Underscore is not a nice char in URL and for example, Wordpress replace it by dash.