Art News Blog Comments

One of the great things about blogs is that you can share your own opinions on the posts, with comments. They add so much more depth to any blog, especially Art News Blog. But the beauty of allowing anyone to comment also opens the door to people that are out to scam and take advantage of blogs.

Blog spamming or comment spam is done by unscrupulous people trying to promote their products (usually things like pills, viagra, financial services, etc) by linking to their scammy websites. Often it is automated to randomly publish their links on blogs that don’t have spam protection measures in place.

commenting on blogUp until recently I have been quite lucky as I have only had to delete a handful of these spam posts each week, but lately it is just getting out of hand. So I have turned “word verification” on for comments, in an attempt to stop the automated blog spammers.

This just means that if you comment on a post, you will also have to type in the random letters shown for the word verification. You can still comment with your real name, your blogger account, or as anonymous.

It’s a pity that such people exist, but such is life. Unfortunately spams and scams are just a part of being online. I also get more than 200 spam emails per day, but that’s another story! (thank God for Norton’s anti-spam software).

That’s my whine for month!

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

Comments

  1. You gotta do what you gotta do. I don’t think you’ll find anyone that will object ….

  2. I agree with matt. I had to do the same after getting a few too many on my blog.

  3. I know it has only been a couple days, but I havn’t had to delete any viagra, penis enlargement pills, loans, or any kind of medication I need yet.

    I doubt I have stopped them, but I’m sure it will slow them down.

  4. Merry Christmas!!!!

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