There Goes the Neighborhood, #1

Or you could subtitle this “Spammers Be Damned!”. ‘scuse my language but when I opened up my blahg this morning, there were no less than 159 spam comments to delete. Those also come in to my email box. I have reached my absolute limit. I hereby announce that I have activated Akismet. This is just ridiculous!

Up until now, I have dealt with spam comments by 1) setting my blahg up so that first-time commenters have to be approved and 2) deleting spam comments. I would wait until about eight or ten would pile up and then go out there and blast them to smithereens. 159 in one day is just too many. Who on earth has time to sit around overloading everybody’s server with that kind of crap and what kind of thrills do they get out of it?

Really, ranting and raving about spammers just wastes precious energy but maybe you’re wondering, “what does this mean to me?” It means that any comments you make will likely get trapped in purgatory, aka the spam bucket, for a while. I’ll be watching, but if your comment doesn’t show up within a reasonable amount of time, lemme know so I can release you! Supposedly Akismet “learns” who’s not spam after a few comments. We’ll see. I do know that people who call themselves “Kayak Woman” are prone to setting off every spam alarm in cyberspace so I may well be in there with you. Grok grok! Yeah, Ol’ Baggy’s comin’, git out th’ seckyerity wand! grok grok GROK!

6 Responses to “There Goes the Neighborhood, #1”

  1. Sam Says:

    Akismet rocks. I am glad to have it; you will be, too!

  2. kayak woman Says:

    You got through!

  3. kayak woman Says:

    Yup, I was right. I had to de-spam myself. Twice. We’ll see how many times it takes.

  4. Pooh Says:

    I do not like green eggs and SPAM, I do not like them Sam-I-am.
    I do not like them on a boat, I do not like them in a coat.
    I do not like them in a box, I do not like with a fox.

    Let’s see if is spam, or if Pooh and Mark, separately or together are Spam.

  5. Valdemort Says:

    Spam-in-a-can . . .

  6. Webmomster Says:

    Akismet is getting RE-activated on my blog. Just trashed 42 SPAMs from my INBOX