Speaking of which (again)…

…someone’s playing tricks with my referers. I have an entry with no link, consisting of XXXX: followed by 160 plus characters (+). It pushed the right column of the table out past the page border and made me think there was something wrong with my site (which, in fact, there may be). Is something like this supposed to be able to appear on the referer page?

Update: Now this is interesting. There are a few discussions at places like DECAFBAD and philringnalda.com around this topic. There’s no consensus. The cause is either

  • someone faking the referers manually
  • a tool like Outpost is blocking the referral

It’s a little surprising that it hasn’t happened before now, I suppose.