In infinite wisdom "David Giragosian" <dgiragosian@stripped> spoke thus:
> But you've asked the right question without a doubt.
> I'm sure there'll be a next time...
Next time when you keep seeing inserts even after stopping all the
writes, turn on the general query log (--log or add log=filename in the
mysqld section) and then check the hosts that are sending the queries.
I've never made anyone's life easier and you know it!