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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The pitfalls and perils of bloggin'....

Oy the horror. It was mutiny without the bounty. The assistant's assistant... I have a staff, I have to have a staff. I am a busy four legged. You think that all this happens by accident?

I am digressing. Let me start at the top. Our friend Tank pointed out what a PITA it was to have to type out word verification to post. I so agree with him. I am a laissez faire type of quadruped. I am all about the layed back, chilled out, do your theng tude. So I promptly made momma remove that requirement form our setting. And all was right with our world.

UNTIL. Last night, assistant number two, aka The Dowi, called. She was distraught. She was wondering what was really going on. After suggesting a glass of liquid calm [we keep many bottles of that stuff for momma] we asked her why she was as frazzled as frise lettuce. [I love frise, BTW, love it, love it, loves it...I mean it's frise`! Comme moi!] She said she had spent the day fending off spammer comments on this blog. EH? Hundreds...of spam comments...

HUNDREDS ...we saw them, she was not exaggerating. One particular company advertises heavily on TV is a SPAMMER... they make loans. I will only say that. I will be sending them my letter today. Over 200 spams from them...in less than 24 hours!

The rest were a brilliant display of why auto translate does not always work. But the levity they provided did not outweigh my Dowi's distress.

So...  I realize it is a serious PITA to word verify, so to handle this in a more reasonable manner, we are restricting comments to registered users only.  If that does not work, I have no choice and I have to reset word verification to spare my Dowi's sanity. She pointed out that she has a full time job and being my assistant only pays her in licks and tricks. Apparently that does not pay her bills.

Tank, if you have any suggestion as to how to facilitate and keep that girl's sanity... PLEASE SHARE...

Spammers... they SUCK!
'vie

5 comments:

rocky-dog said...

Okay we will try a post here. Mama and I have never been able to get a comment posted from mamas iPhone.

rocky-dog said...

Hmm we aren't sure what just happened. Mama said she touched all the right letters but now we got the comment back

silvieon4 said...

you posted!

TANK said...

I'm so sorry... I've never had this problem. I do get spam, but blogger almost always recognizes it and puts it somewhere else... then I just delete it all every so often. I've never gotten that much though. Yikes. I would understand if you feel the need to do WV again, but I also know how much it's hated out there in blogland. I think this is what's known as a conundrum.

silvieon4 said...

Payday loans... OMD we are taking pages... and pages... do they I am that high maintenance???? And are they kidding? It's all good. We see how it goes. Keep me informed of any issues yo have, we will work them out.