Anonymous is getting very smart!

Happy to be back from the vet's
First off  I took a vacation day from work as I  had to take Oliver (our cat) to the vet for a followup after dental surgery and by the way looking back on my career decisions I should had been a veterinary dental surgeon! They do say hind sight is 20/20. Oh and for those wondering Oliver had a great checkup, he was ecstatic  to get out of the veterinary clinic and home. Some of the other time today was spent on the radio TRYING to make contact with TX5K. On all the bands I had absolutely no problem hearing the pileup trying their luck at making contact but I could not even hear TX5K!! On Saturday my wife has a hair appointment and a trip to the dentist.....no surgery just a checkup....BUT  in ham radio lingo what does XYL at the salon and dentist spell........RADIO TIME!!! So I am going to give TX5K another go before the DXexpedition is over. So why did I entitle this post "Anonymous is getting very smart!" In the past I had
maybe 2 or 3 "anonymous" postings a week. Now let me clarify what I mean my anonymous......these are advertisers trying to post a comment on my blog but the main idea is to plug their biz with a link! Blogger has been excellent with the ability to discern between the real deal anonymous comment and the...let me take advantage of your blog and plug my biz anonymous comment.  Over the last month I have noticed a large increase of anonymous comments (the take advantage type) trying to use my blog. Not sure why this is.....my blog can't be all that popular? I really don't care if they "try" to post their fake comments but what I have noticed is they must be getting smarter in how they word the comment. Blogger is  not recognizing it as spam but seeing it as a legit comment. These past couple of weeks I have had to go through my comment section of blogger and delete comment posts that are just plain spam! Has anyone else had this issue? Or do you have suggestions on how to deal with this?

Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

5 Responses to “Anonymous is getting very smart!”

  • Ben KC9YBQ:

    I have used WordPress for the back end behind sites I have built. it automatically installs a plugin called Askimet to filter out spam. It is quite effective!

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good evening Ben, I have looked into WordPress and I will admit I am more and more considering using it. Seems to me WordPress has a lot of things figured out. I also like the fact when you comment in a WordPress blog you can chose to get an email when your comment is answered. It’s a very nice program.
    Thanks Ben for stopping by and taking the time to comment.
    Mike

  • Don W7DTG:

    I run into that same problem on my BLog, and going through and deleting 100’s of spam comments is how I like to spend my afternoon, and also takes away from my productivity.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good morning Don, I just got some info on my blog and am going to use it. I am not allowing anonymous comments as well if the post if older than 10 day the comments will automatically be monitored for approval.

  • Charles (AD7UF):

    Not to worry, Mike, I have product that will completely solve your problem, — and make you wealthy and improving yours love life at same time! For details, vist happy web site at http://www... 😛

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