Monday, July 21, 2014

Goodbye Anonymous

My blogger settings have allowed anyone and everyone to comment on my blog posts. Until this weekend that is. When I checked my email Saturday morning, I had 52 emails: 49 of those were blog comments courtesy of Anonymous. After a month of getting tons and tons of comments from Anonymous, something had to give. 

I logged into blogger to change my settings (let's hope this doesn't effect real folks trying to comment) and was baffled when I saw the number of spam comments I had. Between June 23 and July 19, I had over 614 spam comments. Which in return means I had received and trashed 614 emails alerting me to a blog post comment. Holy shit! What a waste of time. 

Here are some of the ridiculous comments that I've gotten from Anonymous:

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Say what? 

When someone writes an article he/she keeps the image of a user in his/her mind that how a user can be aware of it. So that's why this piece of writing is great. Thanks! Here is my page :: precision air conditioning

Thanks for compliment ... I think... 

However you purchase it for a fraction of the retail price. He told Ashley he'd be taking the vehicle; that was good with her. You do not win something, but it is like a jailbreak for your wager.

I love a good sale, but excuse me... who the Hell is Ashley? Who is this "he" you speak of? And sorry, but I'm not one to wager on anything #strictbudget

So with a couple clicks, I'm hoping I made the appropriate changes to keep the spam comments at bay and that real folks can comment. If for some reason, you aren't able to comment on this post, let me know so I can make the appropriate changes to my settings.

20 comments:

  1. Ha! Too funny. I don't get spam comments, but maybe Disqus is better about that? But I also lost a ton of comments when I installed it...not fun.

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    1. I wonder what caused you to get less comments. I'll have to jump over and check it out.

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  2. Haha! Good ol Anonymous. Hope it gets better for you. When I started blogging, it was aggravating for me to have to do capche and thos types of things but now I know why people do it - to keep Anonymous and spammers at bay!! I've been giving thought to changing my settings too. Have a good day!

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    1. The setting change fixed it. I haven't gotten a single junk comment since. #winning

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  3. I had this happen to me several months ago. At first, I was too lazy to change it and then the spam came more and more and I was sick of it. It's frustrating dealing with spam!

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    1. But the moment you fix it, it's the biggest relief to not have so much junk email/comments.

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  4. Whoa that is so crazy! Hope you got everything all worked out without any problems! That would have drove me crazy!

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    1. Fixed it and it's been easy breezy since then.

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  5. Ugh. I need to do this, too. While the number of "anonymous" comments has gone down, I've had several stretches where I feel ALL I'm doing is deleting crap. I think it's time I do the same thing.

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    1. Do it. It takes just a few seconds and the outcome is so rewarding.... no junk comments or emails.

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  6. I hate when that happens to me :/ I hope it works for you! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. I'm glad I fixed it. Less junk = happy blogger!

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  7. spam comments are entertainingly stupid, but mostly just stupid. I hope it fixes it.

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    1. Fixed and fixed. I do miss some of the ridiculous comments.

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  8. Way to go- no one needs that in their life!!!

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    1. Right? I mean, who has time for all those extra emails? Over 600!!

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  9. I had a ton of nonsense and spam comments when it was set that way too. Now that I changed it all I have to worry about are the no-reply bloggers!

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    1. And thanks to Google+, I keep getting thrown into the no-reply blogger pile. I think I've fixed it!

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  10. I had the issue with my blog on blogger as well. Luckily it is better now since I changed to wordpress.

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    1. I've considered making the switch to WordPress but don't feel like I have the time to really work in it like (I think you need).

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Thank you so much for commenting on today's post. I reply to comments via Disqus so if you are curious as to what I may have to say in response to your message, just visit this post and check your comment. -- xo, Stephanie