Saturday, November 14, 2009

One bad apple spoils the bunch

I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later, but someone has been anonymously spamming my blog. I have been receiving comments, mostly on one particular older post, with information on things like prescription drugs that I highly doubt would be useful to any of my readers. So my choices are 1) Disable anonymous commenting, 2) Start using the word verification thingie, or 3) Approve my comments before they are posted. I'm not sure I'm making the right choice, but for now I'm going to disable anonymous posting. It's a shame too, because I have received a few very nice anonymous comments, although not generally from regular readers. But I know that many bloggers REALLY dislike the word verification thingie (I personally don't mind so much -- I sometime have quite the chuckle over some of the words I have to type), and I would rather not have to approve every comment before it is posted. Hopefully this will not inconvenience anyone too much. And hopefully Mr./Ms. Anonymous can go find something more worthwhile to do besides messing with my blog!


  1. I've been dealing with the same thing lately. Weird.

  2. So sorry you've been dealing with that. Your blog is so helpful, and so many times, people are unaccustomed to even having a blog name, and just don't know how to post other than anonymously. But I'm sure folks will adjust.
    I have wondered about copy right... do you have anything like that associated with your blog? Obviously you prefer not to have folks take that which is yours but.. wondered about a photo I posted that I wouldn't want anyone to use. ...

  3. And the Sandwich Islands is very, very funny... :)

  4. I'd prefer the word verification than the anonymous. Not that I ever leave anonymous comments here, but I think it does make it easier for people to leave their first comment if they have just found the blog.

    Just my 2 cents!

    ~ Sharon