There’s been an explosion of spam comments coming in to the blog recently so I did a little research into how I stop that happening.
Sure enough there are plenty of simple plug-ins available to halt the spam & people in the know recommend using Akismet in conjunction with a plug-in called Bad behavior.
I was going to have those two activated today, after all nobody wants or needs all these silly robots crawling around the place dropping pointless messages of no relevance to anything but then I got this:
“I’m gracious for this important excellent web page; this will be the type of subject that sustains me although out the day.We’ve consistently been recently desiring shut to with your web-site ideal soon after I observed about these from a near companion and was delighted when I was in a very placement to acquire it adhering to hunting out for some time. Being a excited blogger, I’m pleased to find out other many people taking initiative and adding to the neighborhood. I just wished to exhibit my comprehending for a submit because it is especially inviting, and many writers don’t get the credit score they ought to have. I’m positive I’ll be again once again and can ship a few of my friends.”
That is brilliant!!
Its the sort of nonsense that cheers me up in a morning. I wish more “other many” people would speak like that. I would definitely watch ITVs breakfast show if the script ran with this kind of syntax.
Now, my understanding of this spam bot problem is that these spammers take a legitimate comment from a blog, copy it into their robot & the bot spams it across the blogging community. The intention being, I suppose, the url the spammers want to advertise is on many different blogs & so it gets a higher ranking. – How devious. Or it least it could have been had the comment been in a language anybody else speaks.
Since it isn’t there’s not much chance of this making it past admin & onto the blog.
This guy has consistently AND recently been desiring shut to with our website. Well i’m sorry, Sir but this isn’t that type of site and anyway, I’m always very suspicious of people with “near companions”. Despite the use of the word “near” it does sound an awful lot like you are keeping your companions at arms length. – loosen up, man. Group hug, yeah?
Our guy wishes to exhibit his comrehending. Sir, you could not have gotten further away from that wish had you tried. Whatever compehension you do have is not of the English language nor is it of anything currently posted on this blog, sadly.
“I’m positive I’ll be again once again and can ship a few of my friends” – That’s weird. He’s exhibited no understanding of the English language in his post but then suddenly gets all street on us at the end there.
It’s ok pal, I don’t need any of your friends shipping to me. I only have a small office & I’m not sure I would cope well with somebody else’s friends hanging around in it babbling incoherently after what I assume would have been a long & uncomfortable shipping.
Also that would no doubt be expensive. I mean, have you considered that?
So for the time being I think I’ll hold off with the anti spam measures. Some of it is actually quite amusing.
Enjoy the rest of your day.