My photo
Wellington, New Zealand
welcome to my corner of the blog world! i love zumba, scrapbooking, photography, watching movies, walking the hills of my suburb, my family, and life in wellington. take some time to have a look around and be sure to say hi!

Friday, January 29, 2010

spammers you suck

the spam is getting out of control, so i'm reluctantly turning on comment verification

soz :(

21 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh no......say it isn't so! There are a bunch of people who now have that word verification that pops up after to click to publish your comment. I hate that. I would rather know the WF is up then be tricked by it.

I got some spam in a comment for the first time in ALONG time. They left me a ton of comments, but they were all different so someone had to click into each post, they just included their link to their website with the very nice comments.

I deleted them out of the most recent posts but left the other ones!

Are you deleting the ones you get?

I think that one of the things that might help me not getting a lot is that I don't allow web searches to find my blog.

bettyl said...

Word verification does indeed suck just as much as the spammers. I find that if I don't allow anonymous comments, it makes a difference in spam.

cat said...

I have disallowed anon commenters 0 that's helped a lot. And I moderate comments because i hate word verification. But don't stress - I will still visit.

Kat said...

Boo, spammers. I have had a few lately too. But I have just been deleting them because I REFUSE to put my word verification on. I'm stubborn like that. ;)

Debbie in Nashville said...

I get some weird comments sometimes. Sometimes they are people leaving a link but other times they don't even make any sense.

I turned on the comment moderation to help. I don't like the word verification but I don't think it will scare away people who really want to comment!!

Christian Mommy Writer said...

I had to turn mine on too. I've only had one span comment since then. Thanks for visiting my blog on my SITS day!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

I have just turned on blocking of anonymous bloggers cos l dont get many but when l do they leave nasty of sales comments.. but no word verification as yet l'll see how it goes...

am seriously thinking of chnagng blog name, youmade me think, that it is though meant to be find,it is negative none the less... l think fab, fiesty and fifty???

btw fingerless gloves, can l order a couple of apirs cos l have been looking for ages, and its the one thing l cant knit..

saz xx

Melissa B. said...

I understand where you're coming from. I get the most bizzaro spam-some of it not very nice...SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

Ode to an Inservice

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I really don't mind the word verification thing most of the time. I don't consider a related link to a comment as spam, but I hate the nonsense ones and those just trying to sell something.

Visiting from SITS.

Carrie said...

I got a weird comment today, and it has a link... probably I should just delete it, huh? Thanks for the warning!

Stopping by from SITS...

Joy said...

Ugh. Horrible spam/spammers. I get one once in awhile. Hope it doesn't start occurring more often.

Together We Save said...

Oh I have been getting lots of spam comments too. I am considering word verification again also.

w said...

spam in comments is totally lame.

spam in fried rice, not so much.

visiting from sits.

family affairs said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog - party is being planned over at my new blog site - requests are coming in....http://familyaffairsandothermatters.com - would you mind changing your link I don't know why I keep managing to send everybody back to my old one. Lx

Janine said...

ewwww at spammers....

Jaina said...

I've seen more and more Asian symbol spam coming in from the blogs I read. So annoying. I hope it stops soon!

Jo said...

I've been getting one a day for weeks now (although suprisingly not in the last two days, odd) and I've been tempted to turn on the modifier so I have to approve or reject the comments... decisions decisions.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one being annoyed.

CONGRATS on your SITS day. Excited to look around.

Herself said...

Ive never understood that. Do they think anyone will actually click and go there??? Ugh. Happy SITS day!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I had to do the same thing! Such a pain. I was wasting tons of time deleting spammer comments and I just had to give in and turn on the word verification. It pained me, though.

Thankfully Thrifty said...

I'm on WordPress but my spammers were out of control too!! I just downloaded some WP widget two days ago... we'll see. But Wed morning I had more than 30 spam messages. It was not okay.
I feel ya!

gina said...

I had to shut the comments off on a couple of old posts to save from having to turn on WV on all. So far it worked.