Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alien Comments

I had to do it.
I finally gave in.

I added "comment moderation."
But only on posts that were older a couple of weeks.

Because, guess what?
I got hit with over 300 spam comments in one day!!

They were in another language, so I have no idea what they said.
But I can guess it was selling pills or naughty things...

or was it alien contact, trying to send me a message from a far away galaxy?!!

I haven't been posting much, but I'm still here.
I haven't been visiting many people, but I still read a little here and there.

No Alien contact at all.


Screwed Up Texan said...

Yes, the spammers have been quite busy the last couple months. I now moderate anything over two days old.

Unknown said...

I tried the whole not moderating thing- but then I couldn't figure out how to know I'd gotten a comment. I found myself forgetting to go back to a post and read what people were saying. So I turned the moderation back on.

Screwed Up Texan said...

TheresaG, I receive an email each time I get a comment on my blog. Just go under settings/comments and enter your email address to be notified when you get a comment. I can even moderate these older posts via email.

Justine said...

There's nothing wrong with comment moderation! Of course, now your inbox will be filled with all that crap. Might be better to switch your settings to where anonymous people can't leave comments. I just did that to mine yesterday.

Justine :o )

Jessica Johns Pool said...

I too found that requiring a sign-in or captcha has kept the spammers at bay. Now if we could get enough traffic to make comment moderation a problem!

Luv the alien t-shirt, BTW. :-)

Kisma said...

I have used it from day one my following is small but it helps keep the aliens at bay;-)

Amy said...

Hey fellow Texan! Found you via SITS...

I've had to resort to comment moderation too- the ones I was getting were in English, but completely nonsensical... the first few were funny, but that got old really quick.

Glad I found your blog!

Unknown said...

WOW ... knock on wood I haven't had to deal with the Spam stuff ... but then again, I'm still new at this :-) And I'm visiting from SITS- Stop by my place when you get the chance- and yippee I am now following you :-)