Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Comment Spammers- beware!

Hi all, I have just checked my email and was surprised to see I had a sudden influx of about 40 comments on my posts. I thought this was highly unusual and got most suspicious when I noticed the comments said things like 'wow nice picture' on the posts with no pictures...! I went to check out the profiles/ blogs of these 'people' and their link took me straight to some pile of crap world of war craft 'gold for sale' site. I just wanted to let you know in case you get spammed by them too. I had word verification on so someone has actually sat there and typed in these comments- how sad for them. I have now decided to moderate my comments so sorry to all those of you who normally comment here, but it will take a bit longer to have your comment show up. Also, I am going to try and remove all these crap comments so none of you get fooled into accidentally going to their sites, but this may mean I remove some legitimate ones in the process by mistake. Be back soon with a new post including pictures of my place in France.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for this warning. It is frustrating to think we have to sometimes alter our lives because others want to encroach upon our way of doing things. I am sorry you are having to deal with these comment spammers.

    On a happier note, I'm looking forward to your pictures of your place in France :)

    Jen

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  2. What a bummer! Hope they don't show up on my site, either.
    Good God, people...get a REAL job!

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  3. Do what you have to do to eliminate these rotten spammers. I haven't had that problem yet, but I would do exactly what you are doing. I'm looking forward to your next post.

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  4. hiiiiii... an amateur photographer lik u.. sad of the spam comments u got..keep up with ur clicks...cu around

    ur frndly neibourhood
    pixelshots

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Hi there. Thanks for wanting to leave me a comment. I moderate these as I get an awful lot of spam! I hope it doesn't stop you, I'll approve it asap. Thanks for stopping by!