Thursday, January 17, 2013

What is spam?



If you google spam, you get a few difference results, this is what  Dictionary.com has to say....

spam  

/spam/
Noun
A canned meat product made mainly from ham.
Verb
Send the same message indiscriminately to (large numbers of recipients) on the Internet.



You will also learn that Spam is cheap, crazy tasty and a favorite for its shelf life.

That's not the spam I would like to b!t#h about today... I am referring to spam the verb, those emails saying you've just won a million dollars, telling you how badly you need that little blue pill, and countless other products you just can't live without.  Lately I've been getting more than my fair share of spam in my blog comments, stuff  like:

Wonderful article! That kind of into should be shared around the web.
Disgrace on the seek engines for no positioning this publish higher!  Come on over and talk over with my site.  Thank you :=)
Feel free to visit my web-site:: make money with google and clickbank review.  Here is my website...


What's a girl to do?  Change it so only registered users can post comments?  Now instead of anonymous comments, I'm getting the same comments from fake user names.  4 this morning!  

I hate word verification, it slows you down, and half the time I enter them wrong because of the blurry slanted letters.  So comment moderation is looking like the only resort I have left.

Are you bombarded with spam?  How are you dealing with it? Do you use comment moderation?  Do you like it?  ARE YOU A ROBOT?  ARE YOU HERE TO SPAM ME (please don't)


12 comments:

  1. I always think of Monty Python...
    I have mine set to no anonymous comments and approval on comments on posts older than four days. It seems to work - I only get a couple spam comments a year.
    If you get really desperate, go to blog owner approval rather than word verification.

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  2. I've only had one spamish comment that the automatic spam sensors didn't catch...I do have my blog set to comment moderation and that is where I caught the 'spamish' and deleted it. Now emails are another matter altogether and I am seeing more and more land in my junk box.

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  3. I'm like the others; I've only gotten one or two spam comments since my blogger birth. Wonder why that is?

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  4. I don't understand why some bloggers are subject to spam and others like me rarely if ever get it. I have deleted the few that have shown up and I refuse to use CAPTCHA b/c I hate it. I'd much rather bloggers use comment moderation.

    Did you know there's a Spam museum in Minnesota? I took a picture of the sign for it when we moved from Washington. And now I have the Monty Python skit stuck in my head...lol

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  5. I really hate these spam emails Bay Girl, I just don't see the point of it, it doesn't seem to convince anybody to buy anything so it baffles me why there's so many of them. Spam as food is pretty delicious though, I guess it's quite a cheap option but it's quite nice.

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  6. I almost never get spam on my blog, although email spam comes in batches. Delete delete delete.

    Even when I did eat meat, I always thought Spam was gross.

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  7. I prefer comment moderation to word verification, those things have gotten harder over the years. Lately I've considered disabling anonymous comments, because that's where all the spam comments come from. I only have it in case my family, or none bloggers might decide to comment.

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  8. I get a fair amount of spam, but I laugh it off. Word verification doesn't really bother me to the degree that it bothers other people.

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  9. Yes!! Here recently I've been getting a ridiculous amount of spam and it's so annoying!! Nothing has changed, so I'm not sure the reason. But, it's got to stop.

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  10. I'm not a robot. But I'll be doing a blog series soon on how science can make a really messed up person half man and half robot. Its amazing what we can do to improve the human body for those who have lost limbs, sight, and internal organs.

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  11. I get spam all the time. At least 3-4 a day, sometimes more than 10. But Blogger's spam blocker works so well, I wouldn't even know about them if I didn't have all comments set to send to my email.

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  12. I get spam everyday! I've always used comment moderation so it's not a big deal. On the email side of spam, I'm also getting tons of Scam mail as opposed to Spam. So many people want to give me a million dollars to help them out with an inheritance or something like that.

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