WTF is up with all the spam?

August 7, 2013 Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging 9

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Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging is my opportunity to discuss my bookish and blogging thoughts, whenever I feel like!

Seriously guys. Spam has been OUT OF CONTROL the last couple weeks. I don’t know why Akismet isn’t picking it up, but it’s driving me NUTS.

I get all excited when my phone does it’s special beep. Yay! Comment! Then I see that it is just spam and that makes me sad.

Today was the last straw. I was busy at work all morning and the first time I looked at my phone I saw that I had 13 comments. Which would have been awesome, if I had actually posted something today. But since I didn’t post anything today I did not have good thoughts about my comments.

Sadly I was right, it was all spam.

I got 6 more while I was at lunch so I took a quick minute to jump on to the blog and turn off commenting on older posts, which will hopefully take care of the problem.

I really, really hate spams.

Down with spambots!

Kimberly

9 Responses to “WTF is up with all the spam?”

  1. Alexia @ Adventures in Reading

    Yes!

    The other day I got a comment on something (I think it was STS #5) and I was excited. Turns out it was an anonymous commenter rambling about how all the previous comments seemed to be from brain dead people. I was pissed off as I don’t see anything funny about brain death. I deleted the comment immediately.

    Thankfully that’s the only spammy comment I’ve ever gotten.
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  2. Cindy

    Kim, I find it goes in waves for me. There will be times I don’t get hit with spam and then other times its out of control. I totally feal for you on this

  3. Charleen

    Ugh, spam.

    Any I get on my WordPress blog I don’t even see, it goes straight into the spam folder. Unfortunately with Blogger, I still get a notification of the comment, even if it’s automatically marked as spam… and I’ve had TONS of spam on my Blogger blog recently.

    I just can’t believe spam is still really a thing. Everyone ignores it. Is it really so lucrative for them that they keep doing it?
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    • Kimberly

      I guess? I dunno I agree that it seems stupid for people to set up spam bots but whatever. Losers ;)

    • Kimberly

      Akismet catches like 99% of spam. Over the last like month or so I’ve gotten maybe two comments a week, on older posts, that snuck by so I wasn’t too worried about it, but this was out of control. Thankfully it was on an older post, which is why I turned that feature on. Still annoying though.