Dave’s Aurora 2017

Dave’s Aurora 2017

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Comments Modification...

In the life of any blog, it is just a matter of time before something nasty attaches itself to the Comments area...I am worn out from deleting dozens, upon dozens, of "Anonymous" comments associated with a blog entry months ago. I don't need prescriptions for Xanax, Valium or Viagra and don't want to buy cheap, knock off purses or jewelry. 

In an effort to stem this (only temporary as I am sure, "Anonymous" will find another entry to annoy me) I have enabled Comments - Registered Users Only (open ID included). Hopefully this will be a temporary measure and one you find not inconvenient to use for the time being. 

Let's see if this kicks "Anonymous" off of my blog for a while...

Pat, wondering why some people just don't get a life!

10 comments:

Sharon said...

I did that to my blog as well and haven't noticed any issues, except less (none) spam email. I do my log cabins exactly the same way and ths is a great Leaders/Enders project. I pieced almost a whole log cabin as leader/enders just sitting beside my machine. Love this pattern. Snowflakes? yikes!

Lizzie said...

I haven't allowed anonymous comments for a couple of years now and I've been happy with that, I rarely get any spam at all and that can only be a good thing I think..
Have a great week..
Lizzie
xxx

Mimi said...

Geesh...I don't want to jinx myself, but I haven't encountered that problem...yet. Sure hope this works for you.

Helen said...

I also changed my settings to Registered Users and the junk immediately went away. I think most of my followers or readers wanting to comment have a Google A/c anyway so it does not seem to have stopped my friends from commenting on my blog. Hope it works as well for you!

lemonverbenalady said...

I had to do that as well, Pat. It has worked. I don't get a huge volume of comments and it was just getting silly how my anonymous comments I was getting. xxoo Nancy P.S. Don't worry. I'll still come by and comment!

millefeuilles said...

Hello! I am so sorry you are having to waste time deleting anonymous, boring comments when you could be making beautiful quilts instead! You do NOT need Viagra, etc. for that! ;-)

Warmest wishes,

Stephanie

ps I am now following you and wondering why I didn't get round to doing so before.

Friko said...

You could install the comment modification after 'x' days too.
I still get anonymous comments, but only behind the scenes.

Perhaps I should try what you did; I was wondering if it could block some commenters who are genuine. Does 'registered' mean people with blogs?

Pondside said...

I hope you're able to get rid of this annoying problem! Such a bother for you!

Jan Maree said...

I could not agree more!

Jenny said...

Wow. What cool offers you get!

I usually only get the people who are lost relatives and want money...

OR...

the person who loves my blog (in very bad English) and wants me to put a link in my sidebar!

ha!