- Maybe I should start blocking IE6?
- Posted on May 14, 2010
Most visits from the old Internet browser Internet Explorer 6 are from Spammers (Spambots, botnets, what not) and possibly other nasty types. I don’t know why they prefer old versions of browsers, but I guess they don’t really mind if my homepage don’t renders okay for them as it sure does not affect theirs tools of destruction annoyances.
I’m happy visitors does not have to see any Spam on this site thanks to some good measures of protection. But Spambots does give unwanted traffic and more worse for me, mess up with statistics.
This is not a big site in any way because I’m a unknown evolving Artist and this site is pretty young still (1 year old), so blocking IE6 would mean I would lose some legitimate good traffic. Not that I know why anyone would use a 9 year old browser. But I guess it’s only a matter of time before I get to tired of all the shit IE6 is and brings.
If you dear reader is sitting on Internet Explorer 6 or 7 for that matter, please consider updating to Internet Explorer 8 or preferably to one of these browsers: Firefox 3.6, Chrome 4.1, Opera 10.51, Safari 4 (or newer when newer versions soon comes out). What you get by updating to a new browser is more sites will start working, many more sites will start looking like they should and browsing on the Internet will get faster (unless you have a really old computer). Internet Explorer 8 still have some problems, but when the 9:nth version comes out it should be up to date with the competition.
I am a Firefox user because it’s a good browser and thanks to plugins that extends how Firefox works and what it does. But Chrome is gaining and maybe in some ways surpassing Firefox, so I might change browser in the future.