Friday, August 18, 2017

Still the spam comments come

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Ripponlea Pt 2": 

I quite like looking through a post that will make men and women think.
Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!


Sorry darls, I am not allowing you to comment.

20 comments:

  1. At least it's understandable Andrew - you should see some of the gobble de gook I get lol

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    1. Cathy, do you actively stop them or does Word Press?

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    2. I'm lucky in that w/press has a very good inbuilt program that picks it up. There is the capacity to say spam or not spam - I can't remember the last time something got through to the blog that wasn't authentic. We are able to see their os and also the email address. 'They' seem to use Linux plus various country codes a lot. Must be a worldwide operation. I get a lot about Daddy and the twins and (god) signed by Jack! As well as some in what I call a gobble de gook unintelligible language ( not an actual foreign language). And of course the offers of free services!!

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    3. Free services Cathy? How can you resist? Thanks for the extra info.

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  2. Spam comment? Try cutting spam into slices and frying with a little oil and butter. Then serve with buttered new potatoes and garden peas. Mmmm... delicious.

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    1. YP, I have eaten spam, fresh from the tin and fried. I don't mind it at all. New potatoes? Only the English say that.

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    2. There was another mysterious tinned meat called Camp Pie (I kid you not)
      New Potatoes - little marbles fresh from the ground with flaky skins. Delicious. I've never seen them here in all the forty odd years we've been in Oz.

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    3. Camp Pie, Cathy? Who are you calling camp? Are you being homophobic? I do actually remember it. Didn't it have some corned beef in it? I will ask R about it. He will remember. R says new potatoes when he buys little potatoes, but it seems that is not really what they are.

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    4. The Irish, Welsh and Scots also say "new potatoes". They are very different from old potatoes. In April every year, our supermarkets sell Jersey Royals - the first new potatoes of the year. Later we get Cornish new potatoes, then Suffolk and Lincolnshire. I have often grown them in my own garden. Fresh from the earth you can't beat them.

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    5. YP, thanks for that information. All I got in England was mashed spuds, and not so tastily mashed as we do at home.

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    6. Camp Pie was the Australian version of Spam, the canned corned beef was a different thing, equally nice sliced and fried, we had it a few times when cash was short. I used to put the can in the fridge for a while first so the fat would solidify and I could scrape it off before frying it.

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    7. River, you scraped the fat off to make it healthy like. Ok! I don't think I ever had Camp Pie. It sounds kind of ok. I have a sudden hunger for fried strasburg.

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  3. Yeah, I got nothing. :) I thought I had a funny thing to type but then I clicked through and it didn't work out. So here is my nothing comment, carefully designed to make nobody think. :)

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    1. Snoskred, thanks for nothing then.

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  4. I have seen new potatoes for sale here too.
    Sigh on the spammer front. Gripping tightly on wood, I haven't seen them on my blog for a day or two.

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    1. EC, the one with the Thai or Hindi script link seems to have gone, but a couple are more persistent.

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  5. Oh the darn spammers, I hate them, commenting on old posts with something senseless and link to their stupid website that would probably if I clicked it, install malware or worse. I do not like the spammers. Hit them over the head with hammers. All of them, lay them flat, with a big fat splat!

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    1. Strayer, it must work enough for them to bother. I like your remedy.

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  6. I always thought new potatoes were the first crop grown and harvested from the beginning of the season. If you grow potatoes yourself and dig through the "hill" when baby potatoes have formed, they would be the new potatoes and then the plant keeps producing so you get another crop but you leave them to grow larger. Or something like that.
    I've seen canned new potatoes in the past but never bought them. I can't imagine anything worse.

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    1. Thanks for the information River. Canned potatoes could not possibly be worse than canned carrots or peas.

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