Spam

I’m sorry to have to post this, but apparently I have been spammed. Someone has left a bunch of comments, which then are getting through on some email accounts. I guess this is what happens when your blog is brought to the attention of a cetain type of person. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this, or address this issue? I guess I will begin with comment moderation, or approval. Isn’t it a shame that someone spends their time just busily trashing other people?

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Comments

  1. says

    I don’t know how to fix such things as spam, but wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed your blog and beautiful photographs. Good luck to you.

  2. says

    I went to the approval thing too. I got spammed, too, with weird requests to look at this site or the other. The approval thing works, once I implemented it, no more spam.

  3. says

    I used to get spam too, comments that make no sense and take you to a sight that makes no sense. I cannot remember what I did about it. Seems like something in my settings. Sorry for you. I love your site.

  4. says

    It’s a bit of a drastic step, but if you move your blog to WordPress, there is a great spam filter. I collect about 250+ spam a day and only one or two get through to my real comments every few days. Very nice.

  5. says

    I don’t allow anonymous comments and that largely takes care of it for me. I get a Spam comment maybe once every other week. When you delete them, make sure you check the box to “remove forever” so the whole comment is gone. Otherwise, the link to the person’s name is still there and Spammers just want the link to their website.

    If it’s a troll who’s just being crazy and annoying, delete and don’t bother acknowledging them. There’s a troll who specifically goes around to food blogs. Don’t give him the platform to speak and he goes away.

    Sorry you have to deal with this.

  6. says

    Oh I’m so very sorry this has happened to you. However, I can’t tell you how relieved I am. When I saw the title of your post, I thought it might have been about recipe’s…if you start posting recipe’s that include spam (you know, the weird stuff in the can) then I will know for sure the whole darn world has gone crazy.

  7. says

    The wordpress option works but is a hassle. For us the most productive was the approval method but it was still a headache due to the vast amount we received that had nothing to do with us. The best option is a little of all of it. The word catch cuts it down. We also set up a fakey email that we hardly checked but was still available to the outside world to contact us. Loved the salmon. CYA