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Comments Closed on Articles Older than 30 Days…for now…

My apologies…but the spam in the last two days has gone out of control on my blog (130 spam comments for today alone) and I have decided to close comments on articles which are older than 30 days for now. I will consider reopening comments to all articles in a week or so.

Thanks for your patience.

10 Comments

  1. December 9, 2010    

    Bah, that’s a shame, Wendy! I hope the spammers stop hassling you soon!

  2. December 10, 2010    

    I had the same problem about 3 months ago-I noticed all spam was from anonymous posters-I have not gotten in the last 1000 posts a real comment from an anonymous poster-once I banned anonymous posting my spam problem was over-

  3. December 10, 2010    

    My spam has been out of control recently too. What an irritant!

  4. December 10, 2010    

    Me too – Russian porn! Yuck!

  5. December 10, 2010    

    I know, it’s absolutely insane!!

  6. December 10, 2010    

    I’ve noticed an uptick in spam commenters lately also – bah!

  7. December 10, 2010    

    Avis: Bah, is right!!!

    Mel: My comments require an email address be left, but it hasn’t stopped the spammers…very irritating. Luckily, 99% get caught by my spam filter BUT, I still check them because every now and then a legitimate comment gets put into spam…so it still annoys me!

    Stephanie: I wonder why the sudden increase?

    Rhapsody: Yes! The Russian porn…what’s up with that?!?!?

    Coffee and Book Chick: It is insane for sure.

    Megan: As I said to Stephanie…I wonder why we are seeing this sudden increase.

  8. December 10, 2010    

    I’m so sorry, Wendy, and I totally understand. Even when I eased up and set comments to just require my approval, the spam started up again so I went right back to word verification and approval. And I, too, wonder about the sudden increase again…. Any way, know that your readers support you and understand and sympathize with your frustration.

  9. December 13, 2010    

    I hate spam. I had to start doing the whole word recognition thing again because I got spammed so much!

  10. December 20, 2010    

    Lori: So frustrating. I tried to open them up again the other day, and within an hour I had 58 spam comments…so I closed it back down.

    Kathleen: It is SUCH a problem. I wish I could block IP addresses, but my system doesn’t allow that.

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