Monday, February 1, 2010

The Only GOOD Thing About Spam

In 3 (ish) years of blogging, I've not really had a problem with spam. Until recently that is.

There is the lovely Asian Character spam, wherein if you click the link of the commenter's name, you may be routed to something you really don't want to see. (Trust me, don't click it.) Then there's the lengthy paragraphs having nothing to do with the post, or anything else for that matter. Usually containing a link which I refuse to click. And then there are the "anonymous" posts telling me how GREAT my blog is. These too, often contain a link. Although, sometimes they don't, but the way they are worded it is clearly spam. Maybe these are the remedial spammers I don't know.

The only good thing (besides the fact that I can just delete those annoying things) is that mostly they are on old posts, and I have it set to moderate comments on posts longer than two weeks (thank to my smart friend Shanna for letting me know I could do that!) So, not only do I ignore them before they ever get to the blog, I have been reading some of my older posts (some of them a LOT older.) From the times when I used to actually blog regularly. It's fun to go back and do that, except I don't do it very often.

I'm finding some of the older posts quite humorous. Reading about stuff that I have completely forgotten about, and just laughing hysterically at the antics my little ones pull. So, maybe I'll dig up some of them and link you. Or with as inconsistent as I am with blogging lately, maybe not... but as in many things in life I try to look for the positive.. and if you have to find something positive about SPAM, then that's about all there is!


Shanna said...

Oh, me too, me too! Last night I read the one about Jack and Aidan's school pictures, and I was cracking up!!

Also, I got the Asian ones for a while. Those stopped, but it seems like I am getting WAY more spam comments lately. Have you noticed an increase? And they quite often come on the new posts, which is annoying. Anyway, I would love to read your links if you decide to do it!

Rebecca said...

Yes many many more spam comments than usual.

Sue @ Laundry for Six said...

How did I not know that you could moderate comments on old posts? I've been having this problem too. Along with the weird comment about how great my writing is. Which, just tells me that they are either not really reading, or there is something up. Heh.

I installed Link Within, which is awesome, and pulls up my old posts at the bottom of a new post (If you liked this, you might also like)... the posts it pulls up can be kind of random, but I love clicking on the old stuff.

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