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Friday, April 17, 2009

I Got Spammed!!!

My blog had a bunch of comments from some Ed guy... I guess it got spammed. It takes time to remove all of these stupid posts. I enabled the word verification until I can figure out what to do... I hope this doesn't deter anyone from commenting.

What a pain. Can you tell I am bummed?

25 comments:

Ti said...

I got spammed by the same guy! I have never been spammed before. Guess we are in the big leagues now. LOL.

P.S. I am sooo kidding because I am definitely not in the big leagues.

Storyheart said...

Several in my pumpupyourbook group have been spammed the last week or so.

I guess schools were of

Barry

Toni said...

Oh Tina.. you are cracking me up...

Bummer Story Heart.... makes sense if the schools are off.

So did you both just remove them? What are you doing as prevention? Or are you counting it as an isolated incident? Just curious..

bermudaonion said...

This has happened to a lot of people today.

Dar said...

I did too Toni and yes it's a pain to remove them all. I looked but couldn't find anything anywhere as to how you could report that blogger. I saw it happening a lot today so obviously whoever he is isn't done.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I don't mind using the word verification, I have always had it on mine. I haven't been spammed yet. I think I would be mad too!

Nicole said...

That's really annoying that people do that.
I have the word verification on my blog and have not had any problems with spammers yet. Hope it works for you too.

Cindy said...

Toni, I got hit by him too and what a mess he was spamming all kinds of my post new stuff, old stuff and older stuff.

I added word verification and I also set it so that I have to approve comments before they are posted.

I agree its a pain to have to deal with. Someone with too much time on their hands.

TJ said...

How annoying! :/

I haven't received any spams since I turned off anonymous commenting, but...

Toni said...

Thanks everyone.. I feel better now.. Word verification is back on..... Sorry to see that it happened to so many. I hope that he/it whatever goes away. I hate to have to disallow anonymous posters.. but you know If I have too...

Anna said...

Ed hit me, too. About 20 posts. It was annoying. I haven't enabled word verification or comment moderation, but I will if he hits me again. Sorry it happened to you, too.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Melissa said...

That stinks! I got spammed on my personal blog that had practically no readers, so I enable comment verification on both of my blogs now.

BTW, I have a little something for you at my blog, you can pick it up here.

Wrighty said...

Oh that really stinks! I'm so sorry to hear that. I didn't know this guy was hitting everyone. It won't deter me from visiting all of you though. :)

Bingo said...

So sad that people have no life...nothing better to do...why don't they go read a good book?! I use verification and moderate but I'd rather do that then take the chance of spam fools. I also do not mind doing verification on blogs...and can't believe many do as it really doesn't take but a couple of extra seconds.

Kaye said...

Ed only spammed me once. As soon as I saw all the characters (not sure if it is Japanese or Chinese) I deleted them. I guess verification is back on. I didn't realize so many people got this. I think I saw the comments on several blogs that had not been deleted yet. Toni, hope you have a good weekend despite this nuisance.

Luanne said...

Me too - about 25 posts, some from the very beginning. All removed - what a time waster.

Toni said...

So sorry that "he who should NOT be named" spammed us this weekend... annoying.. but no way did he ruin my weekend... :)

Hope everyone is doing well.. thanks for the comments... it is like a bunch of little bandaids. YOU all rock!!

Allison said...

Ive had a couple lately too!! But this isn't one!!! Ive given you an award so head over to my blog and see!!
http://allisonsatticblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/awards.html

Teddy Rose said...

Boy oh boy, this Ed guy is sure making the rounds. He seems to be popping up every where!

Wrighty said...

He got me! #$*!%#! I already had word verification on too, although I didn't realize that. I'm not sure how to delete these stupid comments since I've never had to do it before. I'm working on that now but if I don't figure it out, can someone lend me a hand and give me a lesson in deleting obnoxious comments?

Toni said...

How rotten that he is getting so many of my friends. Wrighty I sent you an email.. hope that helps.

Take care everyone. You know I had gotten one or two recently and didn't think anything of it.. thought it was just par for the course...

If it happens again I am going to do away with anonymous comments. Which I don't like to do because of the giveaways.

Serena said...

I've heard he's going around. Guess that means I'm not that popular...lol JK THis stuff rots. I don't mind word verification.

Missed you during the read-a-thon. October is the next one...you should sign up!

Ladytink_534 said...

I got the Ed guy too. He commented on almost 30 posts! SO annoying but he hasn't been back since.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

What a loser that Ed guy is! I never mind word verification, especially to keep creeps like that out!

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