While Mark is fighting his battle against what I call A-bots (A as in A**hole), not everyone can do what he does nor afford the time to maintain it. What we need is something similar to Micrsoft Update that will allow average people to pick and choose individual filters as well as filter packs.
How to block spambots, ban spybots, and tell unwanted robots to go to hell. I fight back against telemarketers who abuse my phone, and now I'm fighting back against robots who abuse my web site. (1716 words) [dive into mark]