Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Spammed

Sorry folks. I am being badly spammed in comments, so for a short time I will individually approve your comments before they are published. I don't like doing this but deleting the spam is taking so long. Hopefully it won't be for long.

28 comments:

  1. I'm very sorry this is happening to you, I understand about moderating for a while.

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  2. Seems like it is not just you, I'm seeing this across a few Blogger blogs at the moment. :) Now approve me! ;)

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    1. Snoskred, you were quickly approved.

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  3. Sigh. They have been very busy across a number of my friend's sites. I hope they get bored soon.

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    1. EC, Blogger should be blocking them. It must be pretty obvious.

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  4. Ugh. I'm sorry. Some spam has been popping up on my blog too but not enough to be bothersome...at least not yet.

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    1. Jennifer, it went from four a day to about four an hour, from different identities. There are not enough hours in the day to deal with it.

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  5. I'm getting them here as well. Ugh.

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    1. Walt, I do like to keep things free and easy and annoys me that I have to do this.

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    1. Hello Regine. Thank you.

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  7. Poor Andrew. These spammers are such a nuisance. If only there was a way to reverse spam them and blow up their treasured technology once and for all.

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    1. Victor, it is quite clever spam, taking bits from other comments, which makes it look legitimate.

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  8. I have spams too, but they don't bother me at all I just click on "delete them all" and they are deleted. Now work at all ! I just check if there is a somebody I know sometimes I have up to 50. Usually I click every day so there are not many.

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    1. Gattina, they are not going to the spam folder and I don't have any verification process, so they immediately appear on any post I publish.

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  9. Not good Andrew. You wonder why they do it. They turn up on wordpress as well. Recently they have been quite alarming in content.

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    1. Cathy, mine are only commercial, not alarming. I agree, why do it? Who would click on, in my case, a bit of Hindi or Thai script.

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  10. How annoying for you :(

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    1. Fen, I need a gun. A ladies gun will be ok.

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  11. Nothing as annoying as spam -clever spam that is. All the best!

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    1. Blogoratti, indeed, looking at it and deciding if it is spam or not. When there is a link, it is nearly always spam.

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  12. I used to get a lot of spam when I started the blog a few years back, but then it got less and less and now I don't get spammed. But it's a nuisance for sure!

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    1. Sami, it seems to come in cycles. I haven't had a problem for years.

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  13. It's a blooming pain in the proverbial Andrew.. hope it doesn't go on for too long!

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  14. Don't ya that?
    Darn spammers.

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    1. Sandra, and all so pointless. Who would ever click?

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  15. Are you still having problems Andrew?

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    1. No Grace. I have switched approval off. It seems turning on approval killed the spam.

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