Monday, February 18, 2013

Testing the comments section

Hey guys,
  I've been getting slammed with spam comments lately one the blog and I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of them without making it difficult for real people to actually comment.

So I changed a setting...it may look different and I'd love some feedback.  I think it might require you to sign in some how.  but you may already be signed in on your computer.  I don't know about these things.

Thanks everyone!  It looks like it worked!
So if some of you could leave a comment and tell me if it was any different for you. I can see if the spam is eliminated.  Who has time for spam comments?!  I don't understand that part of the world. lol



58 comments:

  1. Everything looks the same for me!

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  2. I'm just testing the comments. It looks the same for me.

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  3. I just had to do the same thing on my blog, and I don't even have that many "real" followers! Hilarious as some of the spam was, it was eating into my free time.

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  4. It will be the same for everyone on blogger, it's jus those that are on other platforms that might have to sign in. I have to fill in my details on Wordpress, so it might be the same for them on blogger.

    Everyone's getting hit with the spam, it seems to be one of those things.

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  5. Looks the same as most blogs to me! :) Not difficult at all.

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  6. No worries here -- very easy to comment.

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  7. Just testing your comments out. I get spam too, basically anything that comes in from Anonymous goes directly in the trash.

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    1. Kelly, you are a no reply blogger. Did you have to sign in to leave a comment?

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  8. I had to disable anonymous comments on my blog!

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  9. No problems here - exactly the same as almost every blog I comment on :-) Sorry you've had to deal with yucky spam!

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  10. So far no problems... The spam does stink - I hope this changes it for you!

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    1. Yep, no problems - same thing as most other blogs since I am already signed in. Those w/o blogger accounts or gmail accounts that aren't actively signed in may have an issue, but don't let that stop them! I think every Wordpress site I've commented on I have had to log in in some way and those blogs still seem to get good traffic!

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    2. It was no problem . I hate spam also
      Stephanie

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  11. No worries here. Good idea to test it out.

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  12. This seems like the majority of the sites where I leave comments...so far. Spam stinks!

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  13. When I turned off word confirmation I started getting a ton of spam and had to turn it back on. I'm interested to hear more about your change. It looks the same to me.

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  14. It looks the same, to me. On my blogs I changed one thing, too. After the first day, comments need to be moderated. That stopped the spammers. I hope your change works for you.

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  15. Just trying this out to see if it works for you, it might work for me.

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  16. I wonder who decided that spam was an awesome business opportunity. Who thinks like that? Anyway, just testing the comments. Looks fine for me!

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  17. I think that the spam is mostly done automatically or by people hired to do it. But I agree, it's so weird!

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  18. A test for you. I use blogger and thus far nothing is different.

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  19. After I commented a message came up and said there was an error in the gadget.

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  20. Bah, I've been getting mucho spam lately too. I feel like I get it more when I'm less active on the blog. I haven't posted much in the past couple of weeks, and I'm getting at least 1 spam comment a day since. All seems the same so far on this comment...

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  21. Checking it out - apparently I'm already signed in through Google Reader and it doesn't look like I'll ahve a problem leaving a comment!

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  22. This is how I have mine set up too, and I never get spam :o)

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  23. Testing, testing. I hope it eliminates your spam.

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  24. works fine for me. I was getting spam until I turned off the ability to allow anonymous comments. That did the trick, even without having word verification on. I figure if an anonymous commenter really wants to leave a comment, my email is there, so they can. Can't say as it caused any drop off.

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  25. I was getting a lot of spam too. Then I realized it was mostly coming to one particular post and went back and reviewed the comments. I found a couple with links in them and eliminated them. The spam has gone way down. Good luck!

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  26. Works for me. Sorry about all the spam.

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  27. Well, so far the same...I do have a google id so that i can make comments.

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  28. since you're dying to hear from me... ;)

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  29. I had to sign in to google before I could comment, otherwise very easy

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    1. so when you signed in, you must not have to include your email address...because you are still a no reply commenter. That's interesting.

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  30. It seems to me ok, by the way the most secure way to avoid spam is to put captcha, that are really annoying.....

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  31. It looked the same and no code to input. Can you share what you did?

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    1. Yes, I think I just said that only logged in users could comment. It basically eliminates any anonymous comments which is where those spam comments come from. I'm hoping it works.

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  32. Sure hope this corrects your spam problem. I'm with you, I hate spam.

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  34. Just thought I would test. I usually comment as anonymous because I don't have my own blog.
    contentncm at yahoo dot com

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    1. so you are still a no reply commenter. obviously you left your email there but I'm just trying to figure this all out. Even when you sign in it doesn't look like you have to leave an email. So that still lets people be a bit anonymous. Or at least hard to get a hold of. lol

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  35. things look the same for me. so sorry you had to deal wth spam. ugghh. just testing. i love following your blog

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  36. Testing comment. Looking the same so far. lets see wha thappens when i go to publish it

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  37. It didn;t ask for anything when I hit the publish button. I am a subscriber and read you posts. I am not a spammer. That is so horriable and I hat ereceivng it also.

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  38. I hope this fixes your problem. I like to leave comments but not so fond of all the hoops some blogs require.

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  39. Evelyn, a no reply commenter, left a comment which I got sent to my email but I don't see here on the blog. I'm just making notes for anyone following along.

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