The short answer is spam on my blog by Anonymous makes me mad. I’m going to change the comments to not allow anonymous ones anymore. That’s what I’m going to do about it besides confronting Anonymous here.
The long answer is:
Anonymous is my top commenter.
I don’t know why but someone must hate me. EVERY SINGLE DAY I get spam comments from Anonymous on this blog. Actually, I don’t think they are all from the same person because they vary. Yes, I admit it. This makes me mad. Even though my comments are moderated, Anonymous still spams me every day on old posts that don’t even remotely relate to the comment. It’s not as though they actually get on the blog.
I don’t know if this person likes wasting their time doing this or has devised some way to have it done automatically. I do not like taking the time to have to mark it as spam and delete them every day. My time is very precious to me and I like to be productive and use it effectively. Some comments aren’t even in English so I have no idea what they even say.
Here is a sampling of the typical spam comments I receive:
crystal items zeal pretentious any confine, condo, commission, yacht, pile, motel entrance-hall or barter center with their middling elegance.
All the designs are as respected, as they are beautiful.
Some SEO marketing comment.
This was helpful to my research.
Hiya everyone, awsome board I find It extremely useful & it's helped me out alot
I hope to be able to contribute and guide other users like this message board has helped me
[Duh, THIS IS NOT A MESSAGE BOARD, HELLO Spell much?!]
But yesterday I received this line repeated about 15 times in the same comment.
DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! sucker
What do you make of this, should I be scared? This was the first time I ever got one like this but that does it. I am changing my comment setting to not allow any anonymous comments. I’m sorry if that is an inconvenience to anyone wishing to leave a legitimate comment; however, I’ve had enough! Why would anyone leave a nasty comment like that? This blog certainly is not offensive in any way that I am aware of. Here is my advice to anonymous that doesn’t like me: If you don’t like a certain blog or a certain blogger, don’t visit it! Is that so hard?
Are you a spammer?
If so, you are wasting your time as well as annoying people. Why do you do it? I’d really like to know! C’mon you coward whoever you are, fess up and leave your name and contact information. I’d like an explanation.
What sort of spam do you get on your blog?
This post is in response to the prompt, “What gets you mad and what are you going to do about it?” Share in the comments what gets you mad or write about it on your blog and link up to Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Check out the other prompts too!
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