Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Writing Wednesday: What's with the SPAM?
In the last few weeks, there's been a marked increase in the amount of spam comments I've been getting on the blogs that I work with. I mean, last night, I had a flurry of activity on an old post where the anonymous commenter was just Out. Of. Control.
I really hate it when blogs have security words that you have to type in, but I may have to resort to that soon.
The worst spammers also attach live links in their comments to take the readers to a different website. Maybe these are harmless, but maybe not. I would hate for any of my readers to end up with nasty viruses...
I've posted warnings on the other two blogs I work on that Anonymous comments will be deleted. I felt I needed to say that in advance, because some of the "real" commenters always post as "Anonymous" anyway, and then sign their names in the comment.