Spam-o-rama

Being a blogging newbie, I have so many things to learn.

For example, SPAM. We’re all inundated with spam in our email, but I had no idea that blogs are subject to spamming too. This blog, hosted by WordPress.com has a spam filter. The only information I’ve seen about the spam so far is in the form of a graph. Like this:

So you can see, not much spam. And I’ve got no idea what it is or where it came from. (Ham are the comments that you guys are leaving – ie. the valuable stuff!)

On my other site (email me if you want a link), I’ve been getting comment spam, which like email spam, I have to delete. Here’s an example:

“I just wanted to jot down a brief message so as to say thanks to you for all of the superb concepts you are posting at this site. My extensive internet look up has finally been honored with pleasant details to share with my friends. I would declare that most of us site visitors are quite endowed to dwell in a notable place with very many outstanding people with helpful tips. I feel really blessed to have used your entire website page and look forward to so many more thrilling moments reading here. Thanks once again for everything.”

If I approve this comment, the person can add comments to all my posts with links selling stuff like online classes and viagra, or just send my readers to places I would never recommend.

Interesting eh?

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2 thoughts on “Spam-o-rama

    • There’s a Spam page on the dashboard. The dashboard shows the number of posts, pages, categories, tags, comments, and spam on the website. When I click on Spam, I can see all the comments people have tried to post, that the spam filter caught, and from there I can delete them or approve them. It’s more funny than scary. Some of the spam comments are just a jumble of words, but others you might think are the real thing at first glance – to trick you into approving them.

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