Saturday, December 8, 2012

ANONYMOUS COMMENTS

For the present, anonymous comments are not allowed at Wounded Bird due to the large number of spam comments that make it through Blogger's spam filter. I'm sorry about those of you who comment as Anonymous and sign your names. I'll try later to enable the function again.

16 comments:

PseudoPiskie said...

I check my spammed comments regularly. For awhile I was getting hundreds each day. Lately it is down to a half dozen at most. Perhaps they will tire of your blog too eventually.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Piskie, I was inundated with spam. I couldn't keep up with the deletions, and some of the spam was getting through to my blog. That's when I drew the line.

Grandmère Mimi said...

PS: Now I get no spam anywhere. It's nice.

it's margaret said...

yeah... I had to turn on those dreaded anti-robot numbers and letters because of the quantity of spam.... now I have none, spam that is. Perhaps turning on the no anonymous is a better idea....

Grandmère Mimi said...

margaret, disabling anonymous worked for me. Do what you have to do, but the anti-robot thingys are such a PITA.

IT said...

Okay, I run three blogs. For all of them, I set it that moderation is required after 1-2 weeks. Nearly all the spam is caught up iby that because apparently it all goes to old posts. or else they have just not caught up with us yet.

Grandmère Mimi said...

IT, I tried the two-week moderation, but I was still inundated. It was awful. I'd never had anything like it.

Marthe said...

Enough with calling it spam - it's scum and the people who initiate that stuff are scummy and doing nothing but mucking up the internet. Do whatever is needed to discourage them, even if it means annoying robot filters.

Counterlight said...

Most anonymous comments are either commercial spam, or from someone without the spine to publicly stand behind their comments. My policy is no anonymous comments period. I do make exception for those who sign their names in their comment, and for those who might be worried about their security, but both of those are rare.

I think a lot of the spam now is because of the Xmas season. I've been getting tidal waves of the stuff myself.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Most of my spam was commercial, but it turned into such a flood that I had to do something. I enabled comment moderation for comments older than 14 days and disallowed anonymous comments, and, so far, no spam. I want to avoid the anti-robot letters and numbers if possible.

Chris said...

Yeah, I hate those robot numbers/letters too. I often have a problem with the letters and have to refresh a couple of times before I get a set that I can read.

Anything that gets rid of SPAM™ is fine with me.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Chris, the prove-you're-not-a-robot letters and numbers drive me mad, but I understand if bloggers have to use them. Whatever it takes to block spam...

IT said...

As I said to counterlight, the problem on my blogs has been limited to older posts, so I set moderation on posts >2 weeks.

Counterlight said...

I've been getting spam on recent posts as well. I set my comment moderation on 3 days, mostly to keep the troll out.

KJ said...

I would try to comment anonymously, but you probably would recognize my snark a mile away.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Indeed, I would, KJ. And you used to be such a nice boy...