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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Do web bots dream of Spam?



Hi All,

  Overnight I got spammed by "Web Services" and "I am Psychiatry". I'm sure most of you already know how to do this, but in case your new to blogging, there is an easy way to get rid of Spam comments.

Inside your blogger dashboard you can go to the comments tab and see all of the comments in chronological order. It tells you who made it, you can read the comment and it shows you what post it's on.

All you have to do is hover over the comment and some options will appear near the bottom. Spam is on the right of the group that pops up. It removes the offending comment and , hopefully, reports the user to blogger. It only took me a couple of minutes to trash 20 or so comments.

***Explicit Language Advisory***

So a hale and hearty Fuck You to "Web Services" and "I am Psychiatry"!

***End Strong Language***

I'm hoping to get something in to the painting challenge today. Sorry Dave. I've been trying to put together something Sci-Fi for the epic fail bonus round and screwed it up slightly. I'm not sure if I can recover. So I'm left with many incomplete projects and a lot of anger.

See you round the interwebs.

16 comments:

  1. Oops! I've not been bombed for quite a while? Something to look forward to I suppose???

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    1. Hi Ray, me neither. Things like this make me wish I had some kind of hacking skill so I could really mess with them.

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  2. I got hit a few months back. Marking/reporting the comments as SPAM doesn't seem to stop them, nor does reporting the profile that's doing the spamming.

    There's not much you can do other than report the spam comments, report the spammer's profile and change how your comments work - I switched to the pop-up comments for a while and that seems to stopped them for now at least, so I've switched back to standard comments.

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    1. Hi Tamsin, I forgot to report the profile directly. I'll remember to do that first. If I see them again I will do that. I have yet to put comment controls on my blog other than you have to have a blogger account. Anonymous comments aren't worth the risk to me.

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  3. I have yet to be spammed... [is it like corned beef? I like corned beef and ketchup sandwiches!]

    I'll get spammed now :))

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    1. Hi Roy, hopefully you won't. If you do hopefully this will save you some time getting rid of them. Remember to check their account and report them as a spammer before you delete their posts. I forgot to this time.

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  4. I must admit things have been pretty quiet over here for a while, although work is been hammered at the moment.

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    1. Hi Michael. If you're not getting spam that's cool. I've had quite an uptick in traffic due to Tango posting some of my stuff on TMP. For the most part it's been positive, but it does open you up to spammers who trawl TMP and other message boards.

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  5. Ouch I get the occasional spammy comment. I just delete it and crack on :) Hope you can recover your sci fi project.

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    1. Hi Simon. I rarely get spam, this was the biggest barrage I've ever gotten. I ended up prying the housing of the offending part off and am soaking it in Simple Green. I do have another model I can dip into for the part if I get desperate. Today's shenanigans have sapped my will to finish up an entry for this week though. Hopefully I'll have a mini points bomb for next week.

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  6. It's been a long time since I had a spam comment myself, so I hope that this isn't a sign of increased activity from such vermin :-( .

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    1. Hi Hugh, I think it correlates with the increase in activity from a third party site.

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  7. Whilst I can;t remebr being spammed it's good to know it can be dealt with. Like most everyone I suspect though I have had my own problems using blogger. I've had to block and invidual poster; my blog dashboard was filled twice, one with blog posts from a site selling window blinds (this was on account of twp disused blogs being re-used and was easily dealt with.
    I still haven't solved the problem though aof a blog I follow (Brummies)being continually removed from my dashboard, depite my profile saying I'm following it!

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    1. Hi Zabadak, I don't think I've ever been spammed to this magnitude. It was pretty simple to correct, just annoying. I should check to see if blogger is bumping Brummie's blog from my list.

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  8. Not copped one of these as yet which probably means it'll start five minutes after I post this. I've also enabled approvals on all comments on posts over a couple of weeks old which has caught the odd sad and desperate loser trying to hide individual spam on older posts.

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    1. Hi Millsy, it seems to be that spam of blogs is not that prevalent. Good to know that one can selectively moderate older posts, I didn't know that.

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