Sunday, January 31, 2010

Spam

I hate spam. I seem to be getting rather a lot of it lately.

I am fairly certain that my readers are not interested in what you have to sell, so just go away, OK?

I'm opening this up to a vote. I can install a verification thingy, or I can moderate, or create a membership, or just leave it open and go on hitting delete forever...delete forever...delete forever...

What do you think? Non-binding referendum.

27 comments:

  1. Hell, I hardly answer my landline or cell, and both are signed up for do not call.

    I'm completely willing to jump through hoops if it means I'm safe. Damn terrorists!

    Monica

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  2. Safe? Is there such a thing?

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  4. Yours is exactly the kind of crappy, bullshit post I'm complaining about in this entry.

    You don't have to register to post here.

    I don't trade anything and I wish you would stop leaving your comments...your anonymous comments that are anonymous even to my sitemeter...and bugger off.

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  5. Ronni, your choice. I've been a faithful reader for years and will continue to read regardless. I love your take on things, probably because I agree with you 99.9% of the time :) Moderating can be a PITA, so whatever your choice, I'm good.

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  6. The thing is, Carol, that I dislike all of them! It's such a pain to wait until I can look at all of the comments, and I hate those little "captcha" things.

    Thank you for giving me the compliment of your time!

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  8. You're not really a spambot, are you? You're a bona fide troll. Your parents should have spanked you when you were a kid.

    Take yourself off.

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  9. As much as I hate WV - I dont think you have any choice anymore.

    Love your blog, but the beasties have obviously found you.

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  10. Honestly, probably just ignoring them and deleting as you can would be your easiest choice. I realize they might offend some of your readers. Not this one. I can ignore with the best of them. Do you think if you ignore them they will go away?

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  11. Go ahead and do whatever it takes to stop these idiots from commenting. I don't mind verifying I'm a person in order to comment. Making people sign up for membership might be taking it a little far, but do what you have to do, Mom!

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  12. I am seriously thinking that it's not a spambot, but, rather, a troll. A person doing this deliberately.

    I'm going to leave the ones up that come in on current entries...anyone out there have any ideas about ways to tell if it's a spambot? It shows as "unknown" across the board on the sitemeter.

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  13. We get text spam, although we have neber ebber texted, we get fax spam, we get e-mail spam and phone spam. I think your deal is joining all those sprouts on facebook that give access to more sprouts and spammers. I have been trying to e-mail this to you ever since you posted about your first telephone. I don't know any thing butt cope and paste. Will try here. According to my e-mail attempts you are and empty group...???? Wot the hail. So here it goes on knot.

    We had 3 or 4 extensions and they had an intercom-type connections Dial 11911 hang up or push down the button and the rest of those foams wood ring upstairs or downstairs; It mustah been a Texas thing that our telephone co keeps top secret. Pourquoi? They have their little secret society amongst themselves. I wish someone with energy would research that 50's through 60's deal all phones in the same house. Merci to those who may find what evaporated the free convenience. Inquiring minds need to knowIt was similar to the eventual intercom with which Fuzzie used to torture moi. She would find a really awful Sunday morning holy roller station and blast it into my room. Grrrrrr. I was a growing girl and needed my adolescent sleep!
    So your first phone was fancier than mine! Xxoomoi

    So. not photos of my first phone. wahwahwahwahwah. Stop joining all those groups of randomness on the facebook... I enthusiastically reply until it reaches the point that says all of your information and that of all of your friends will be revealed. Go figure. xxoomoi

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  14. Moi, I had friends who lived in a house that used to be an old folks' home. It had those telephone intercoms in every room. I know exactly what you are talking about. That was in BC, so I guess it's not just a Texas thing.

    I'm pretty sure I got my troll from registering at a news site and leaving comments on a crime story. You're right, though...I do tend to be too fearless about letting information loose...after the Blog Wars, I got the feeling that they couldn't really hurt me. The mutts tried, but didn't even scratch the surface of information on me.

    So, the lesson is, they can't really hurt me, but they sure can irritate me all to hell!

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  17. Go take a tutorial somewhere, and leave me alone.

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  19. Ronni, this is strange. I just Googled a couple of these odd comments and they came up, verbatim, in "Yahoo answers". Word for word. Could this be some sort of automated spam? Wierd. I know, no help! Still don't know how you could block it.

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  20. The microphone is built in... WHY CAN'T IT BE FOUND?

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  21. Carol, I think they could very well be automatic, but occasionally I think I might have a troll.

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  25. Ask somebody who knows...or cares.

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