Sunday, December 20, 2009

SPAM

I've been bombarded lately with all types of spam comments, mostly on my older posts, but a few have ended up in my newer December to Remember series. In an effort to counter, I will be activating the word verification at the bottom of all posts. I hope that this doesn't deter my faithful readers from commenting.

Look forward to another tour de' jour post tomorrow, and my entire house tour on Wednesday - just in time for Christmas.

17 comments:

  1. Spamers and scammers should be hung by their thumbs or other various body parts! Nuff said, except I love your blog. Thanks for sharing, Andre

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  2. Me too Artie. I've been trying to block them one by one but don't know that it does any good. The messages I'm receiving are in Arabic!

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  3. Artie, I, too, have been left tons and tons of stupid spam...at first it was on all my older posts..I then set it so that comments left after a certain number of days would give me a chance to delete them right then. So far, I haven't had any on my newer posts. What possible satisfaction could one get doing stuff like this?? They are just losers that need to get a life....
    ANYway, looking forward to your house tour...
    xo bj

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  4. Artie, I had to do the same. Your home looks beautiful. Have a blessed Holiday.
    Kathleen

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  5. I also have been hit. I deleted 3 off of a post yesterday (the post was a couple months ago). I have now blocked anonymous comments. Will go the next step if necessary. Apparently the problem is wide spread.
    Happy Holidays!

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  6. Sorry to hear about this Artie. I've had a few of those too, lately. I have comment moderation activated rather than word varification. That helps 100%, because I can see when it happens on much older posts as well as new ones and just delete at my dashboard. I keep moderation on all posts 5 days and older, all the time.

    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and the best of Happy Holidays!!

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  7. Yeah, I've been getting those, too. No, I can't reccommend a good security systems or whatever they are pushing. It stinks that some people have to ruin things for everyone else.

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  8. Unfortunately I've been getting them as well. I've had to moderate all my comments which I hated to do. I hope they stay away with the word verification!
    ~Michelle

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  9. We faithful will perserere!

    MARtha!

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  10. I realize this NOT the 'Holiday or Christmas Spirit', BUT.....damn Spammers!

    Have a full agenda for the upcoming days (just am up early this a.m.) so will definitely try to pop back in for tomorrow's tour déjour.

    Hugs, hugs -Brenda-

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  11. The same thing has been happening to me, ever since I got my own domain name. I use comment moderation, so I just reject them from my inbox.

    Justine :o )

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  12. Me too! They love us! They really love us!
    I had to block Anon comments for awhile, and I really miss that hate mail ha ha!
    Readers- just NEVER NEVER open anything you don't recognize. Get your Russian and Chinese Viagra elsewhere ha ha!
    xo xo
    PS I'm planning to do a post written with all the words from Word Verification!

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  13. I was wondering what I was doing to invite these unsolicited, tiresome remarks. I may follow your lead. Now, I know what I can do, at least. cheers, -susan

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  14. Artie-I had a real sicko the other day. Someone should tell them "tis the season to be jolly" :) Just wanted to wish you a very merry Christmas. Have enjoyed your December to Remember.

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  15. I had to use the word verification, as well. I tried comment moderation but it drove me crazy having to worry about deleting them everyday.

    Happy New Year!

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