Monday, July 30, 2007

Spam Already :/

I guess I'm official -- I got comment spam already. Two of them, exact same message posted to each of the first two entries. Good grief. :/ It's nice to know someone's noticed me but I could've lived without that sort of attention for quite a while. [mutter]

I've read about other bloggers doing this or that or installing whatever to cut down on comment spam, but while it's perfectly understandable that someone like Shamus has to fend off a bazillion spam comments a month, it's amazing that they're hitting this blog already. I get one every now and then on my LiveJournal but at least that one has a Technorati influence in the double digits so I can sort of see why a spammer might want to try to sneak a link into it. I'm here by myself, though, and this blog has very little influence (like zero) to share. I really hope I don't have to start stringing barbed wire any time soon. [crossed fingers]



Bernita said...

Erm, those verification thingies are a pain too.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, Angie.

Travis Erwin said...

Guess I'm lucky but after today is the four month anniversery of my blog and not a single spammer.

Or maybe they simply do not deem me worth the effort.

Angie said...

Bernita -- exactly, that's what I meant by stringing barbed wire. [nod] I haven't gotten any spam here since those two so hopefully that was just a fluke. I could keep them off my LJ by just disabling anonymous comments but I haven't done that yet either; I want anyone who feels like wandering by to be able to say hi and the spam hasn't gotten anywhere near bad enough to make me change my mind, even over there. It'll have to get pretty bad over here before I turn on the capcha. [nod] And thanks for returning the visit. :)

Travis -- it's a dubious honor, serously. I don't feel at all special for having come to their attention. [wry smile]