I’m reasonably certain I’m not the only blogger who takes issue with spam. If you’re a Word Press blogger like me, I strongly recommend a daily sweep of your spam folder. Akisment does a wonderful job of keeping these unrelated “comments” from showing up on my post, but there are days I find up to 20 of them in my spam folder. Not to mention that, on occasion, valid comments find their way there, too.
I seriously do not understand what spammers hope to accomplish by littering my posts with links to porn sites or lengthy paragraphs that make no sense whatsoever.
Here’s one from this morning:
Do I need to explain why I can’t read this? Oh wait, I can read “ero-videos” toward the bottom of the comment.
I do not like spam, Sam I Am. I do not like it with toast and jam. Wham, bang, no thank you, ma’am.
Here are a couple from this afternoon. (Yes, I checked it twice today…10 this morning and 7 this afternoon.)
It’s nice to know this person loves junk food. But I’ve no clue what this might have to do with the post which featured a flash fiction about my brother’s difficulties with Latin in high school. CLICK HERE to read that story if you wish. 😉
My brother Jeffrey and his wife Debbie.
Then here’s this next little goody:
Of course I don’t read Russian either. Then I noticed the translate option at the top of the page.
Just what I want to see, right? NOT! Another thing I’ve noticed over the past few years of policing my spam folder is the majority of these annoyances show up on my November 26, 2016 post. I’ve never been able to figure the reasoning behind it, if there’s any reason to be had.
The post in question was a piece I did for Friday Fictioneers expounding on my great love for the color purple. CLICK HERE if you’d like to read.
For more on this nuisance, my fellow blogger, Dale Rogerson, shared some of her thoughts recently.