Friday, March 9, 2012

Comments and spam

Thanks to JillyBe's post on the dreadful word verification Blogger has put up I did check and found out that the verification was still on, while I thought it was not. Appears that when you are logged in, you don't see this verification on your own blog. Well, I've changed that, and the verification should be gone.

Hoping it will not result in too many spam comments. Speaking of spam comments: now I was in the layout mode for my blog, I found that a number of comments were marked as spam which were not spam but just kind comments from my readers. I did not get a notification for those, so there were even some comments from almost a year ago that were in "quarantaine".
So sorry I didn't notice and your comment didn't come up on the blog. Like everyone in blogland I do like and appreciate every comment.

9 comments:

Karin said...

I didn't even know there was a quarantine for suspected spam! There's a lot of detail in blogger to keep up with!

Seraphinalina said...

And thank you for directing my attention to this. I didn't realize that it was on for my blog either.

Diana Nuland van said...

Ik doe het even in het Nederlands, ik vind het ook super vervelend, ik heb het al een tijdje terug aangepast. Iedereen mag een berichtje bij mij achterlaten, zonder die stomme woordverificatie.
Goed dat je hier aandacht aan besteed.

Diana Nuland van said...

Kleine vergissing, ik dacht dat ik dat aangepast had...Ik ben weer terug naar de oude interface en heb het opnieuw aangepast.

poppykettle said...

The exact same thing happened to me - I finally figured out how to take word verification off (wish I had seen that post before!), then I discovered a whole stack of quarantined comments. Odd thing was they were regular commenters and there was certainly nothing odd about the words in it either! Geez, Blogger.

StephC said...

I hate it when good stuff goes into spam. It happens a lot, I don't know if my spam filter is sensitive or what...

Sometimes the spam itself is pretty hilarious, though.

Jilly Be said...

Thank you for removing the W(t)F, and I'm Happy to be helpful! :)

I found a "spam" comment from a friend some time ago, so I do check the "comments" area in dashboard periodically just to make sure, but it only happened that once. And I've received maybe half a dozen or so real spams in my year of blogging...knocking on wood with fingers crossed that it keeps up!

I have absolutely no idea why some blogs seem to be targeted & others don't....some things in blogland (and life) simply defy logic, don't they?!

Valerie said...

Thanks Sigrid and Jilly. It never occurred to me to check my spam in 'comments'. I've now published two innocent but previously quarantined comments. I'm a bit wary of turning off WF though. Maybe later.

pdiddly said...

I too hate the new verification at google and have also considered removing it.

I have also received quite a few spam comments too.