Friday, January 8, 2010

Spam

I'd like to turn comment moderation off, because we've been relatively psycho free for some time now (knock on wood) and because I'm not always available to publish comments in a timely manner, but the increase in spam lately is INSANE.

I get at least three comments in a foreign language each day. I get tons of "Your site is well organized and the subject matter is very relevant to my interests" with links to Cialis or Viagra embedded into them--just total crap. 5 or 6 a day easily, some days more.

So I'm sorry we can't turn comment moderation off and it sucks we can't have nice things because of the penis-enlargement-pill peddlers of the world. Also, if I've ever rejected a comment of yours for apparently no reason, there's a chance I suspected it was spam for some reason. Don't take it personally, I'm just on a hardcore NO SPAM streak because I can't let those bastards win.

Also, I see that my comment feed on the sidebar stopped working again. Pretty sure this happens every new year, which seems pretty ridiculous. I'm blaming Google for all of it--the spam, the comment feed, the cold weather, all of it.

7 comments:

. said...

Cute post... I get at least 100 of those in my in box every day and I have made it part of my day going through some of the ridicuous but creative ways to get me to open the email.

Allison said...

That is a bummer. I don't get nearly that much spam (because I'm not as popular) but, yeah, it is no fun.

At least you don't miss any comments that way! That is why I have comment moderation on for my blog.

E said...

SPAM SPAM SPAM :)

When do we get to see Big Kid's haircut?

Ashley said...

I DO owe you all a haircut pic, I even took one. I just never uploaded it. Tomorrow!

Shannon said...

I'm blamming the cold weather for EVERYTHING!

SweetMichelle said...

Ashley, where can I find the list of your favorite books?? I'm needing new reading material and this time I will print your list out. :)

Life, Love And Lola said...

It's totally the cold weather's fault...I'm over this...This is Florida for crying out loud!!! I miss my flip-flops!