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Dropped Frames

These won't be the point-the-camera-at-your-face-and-rant type of blogs. They will be short films that I've made or clips from longer ones, some experimental stuff and maybe even some converted super8 stuff if I can get it transfered (talk about archive, some of this stuff is 39 years old!).

Monday, August 29, 2005

Comment Spam

Well, I too have been hit with comment spam. Comments such as "Hey great blog you have there. You might be interested in (insert worthless product here). Check it out!"

All bubbly and upbeat and blatant advertisements. I changed my blog so that only Blogger members could leave comments, but that didn't stop it; many had phony or not so phony accounts set up and who knows, maybe the spammers are using someone's legitimate account, much the same way they use valid email accounts to spread their garbage.

So I sent an email to Blogger complaining and copied the account info of some of the offending Blogger accounts. This morning I noticed that Blogger has a "Show word verification for comments" radio button now. I swear it wasn't there yesterday. I hate these things but I hate being the vehicle for these damn spammers even more. So now you'll get a gif with a warped set of letters to copy into a box before you can leave a comment. Sorry, I really am sorry; I didn't want to do this but "the spammers made me do it!" I realize this will probably cut down on the number of comments I get, but so be it. I am not going to spread the spammers word for them and also increase thier Google rank. Think of it, every page they get their damn link on will increase their rankings.

4 Comments:

At 11:41 AM CDT, Anonymous Juan said...

I also hate those messages. Hopefully people who are really intersted in your vlogs we'll continue writing comments. I particularly don't have a problem with writting those little round letters everytime.

 
At 7:03 PM CDT, Blogger Jack Nelson said...

Gracias Juan. Glad you're hanging in there.

 
At 4:35 AM CDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it will cut your comments down. What's 10 secs to type another word? B

 
At 12:43 AM CDT, Blogger Susan said...

I require people to register before leaving comments, and I have to personally approve their registration... some people complain, but this is EXACTLY why I do it! Thanks for sharing.

--Suz
http://www.kitykity.com/weblog.php/vlog

(PS - I had my own wave of comment spam on Blogger.)

 

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