REBLOG!- Stop Spamming Up My Comment Threads!

I’m with Danny on this one but I might be a little less tolerant than him. Personally I don’t drop links on other blogs because when I’m commenting I’m engaging in conversation. To me a link (shameless plug type of link) is the equivalent of high-jacking the conversation and trying to take the party to your house…If the link you leave is to something relevant to the topic that’s fine but if it’s a random link to your blog, I don’t approve it just because your comment is vaguely related to the conversation at hand. That’s just me though. What’s your spammy comment tolerance on your blog? If you comment, don’t forget to read the whole post at Danny’s and show him some love for his post!

Dream Big, Dream Often

spam-attack-640Lately I have been receiving a lot of comments that are borderline spammy in appearance. Just so that we are all clear, I am going to be sending these comments to my spam folder.  If you are including links to your site that is okay (borderline) as long as the comment is pertinent to the topic.  But if you are sending comments pushing a product, agenda, religious theme, I will send it to spam.

What this means for those that send these types of comments is that any comment from your URL will go automatically to spam in the future AND I will not be retrieving them.  I have allowed this to go on for far too long but will not be allowing it any longer.

This past week I had to send 13 comments to spam.  It takes away from the conversation thread and I am not going to…

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23 thoughts on “REBLOG!- Stop Spamming Up My Comment Threads!

  1. True! I never approve spam comments, I delete them immediately. A lot of the Valuable on my blog is in the comments, I think, the comments are where people talk about themselves and share their experiences (especially on the quiz posts this can get really delicate; I’ve had people tell some powerful parts of their lives they’d never told anyone before in those comments, and I DEEPLY appreciate that). It’s a sign of great disrespect to interrupt their flow with greedy agendas. I’m totally with you, Niki.

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    1. Exactly! Yes! That’s what it is, they are taking away from the value of the comments. I put a lot of time and love into my blog to build a place where people can come and share their thoughts and feelings. I just can’t let someone come in and interrupt that. Your quizzes are excellent and a prime example of people sharing personal things. Thanks for reading Ana, I’ve missed you! I need to hop on your blog I saw a new quiz that I had open in a tab but my little one closed it on accident and I’ve been meaning to go back to it… I’ll do that now 🙂

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  2. I normally delete spam comments and even personal attacks on some of my controversial posts are not entertained at all. I am all for healthy discussion but the moment it verges on insanity, no second thoughts. They are banned and deleted.

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  3. I agree. I had one girl, 3 posts in a row, trying to sell me essential oils! Ummm. no. I also don’t know why people put their links to their blog. Your name will take me there if I want to see it. 😉 Way to put it out there.

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    1. They are persistent that’s for sure. I’m happy for people that have things on the side and are looking to make money but someone else’s blog isn’t the place for that… Hahaha I felt mean saying that but sometimes I wonder if people just don’t realize that your name is clickable and dropping a link just looks rude…

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  4. I’ve had pretty good luck (so far) with the comments on my blog, and Akismet catches the rest. I get a kick reading through the spam folder from time to time, just to see what’s there. In fact, I even wrote a post about it, which I won’t link in this comment! 😀

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    1. hahaha that link is both appropriate ans welcome! Yeah most of the comments in my spam folder should be there, occasionally one goes to spam when it’s a valid comment. Usually that’s during my meet and greet weekend when someone gets link happy and puts 3 links or more in their comment…speaking of which, this is meet and greet weekend… better get on a theme and start drafting the party…

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  5. As a fairly new member of wordpress (back about 3 months ago) I had no idea what spam was…or what to do about it. I also have my own domain which doesn’t let my picture lead anyone anywhere except into the far reaches of space.so i would put my url in to show where I was. After being told (just once, I can learn easily) that was not appropriate I stopped adding my url. Now if people want to check my blog they have to ask or stick me into their readers. I do so hate it now when I see others do the same thing I did.especially when they have been told not to do so. I don’t believe it is rude at all to tell people, please do not spam or you will be sent to email jail.

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    1. Hahahaha (email jail) that was a good one! That’s a valid point and a link in a court for a self-hosted blog makes a lot sense. Bloggers dropping links on my that are deleted are ones that aren’t contributing to the conversation and are clearly shamelessly self promoting with no intention of interacting. Feel free to leave breadcrumbs back to your blog in your comments over here Suze! 🙂

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      1. nope…might email or leave a few cracker crumbs to follow but I have learned never to leave an earl……or was that url? whichever they are both bad news…lol

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      2. cool beans.will post that on my schedule if i can find my schedule……it’s somewhere…oh heck, i’ll just write it on the wall. they wash don’t they?

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  6. I get little spam finding its way to my “fun” blog but I got a good bit on my “faith” blog that is inactive now. I always delete spam it’s not to my taste. ☺

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  7. I don’t know if this applies but I don’t like it when someone follows me and leaves a comment with his/her link asking me to follow him or her back. I always respond to comments, check out the person’s blog, like, and/or comment. Please do not obligate me to follow you. Please do not follow me if all you want is a follow back. A piece of me is in every blog post, not a “follow me, follow you” disingenuous spam.

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      1. Exactly. I’m not a brand new blogger anymore. I feel comfortable enough now to decide what’s appropriate and what’s not. I would rather have 1 follower than 1,00o who never read my posts.

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      2. We are on the same wavelength! Blogging for me is about the connection with my readers so it’s a very empty experience to blog to an audience that doesn’t engage. This is personally why I don’t hope to go viral, I’d rather build a close knit community than be a one day online sensation.

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