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That's Enough of That

After several days of meaningless anonymous posts on a recent entry (let alone the really old ones), I have decided to disallow anonymous comments. I know that my anonymous readers mostly have a FB or Twitter or other verifiable identity. I think only one person doesn't. And I'll get that person an ID to allow her to continue to make comments.

It's mostly in Russian and when translated is just meaningless noise. So other than trying to annoy me, I don't get the point.

Frog Out

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affinity8
Jul. 4th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
I've been getting them too. They're just random bots posting crap.

Happy July 4th!
birdhousefrog
Jul. 4th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
Wasting my time when I should be writing Ditchrider. Which I am doing. Status Quo: done. Beginning of Issues: done. Obsession: Begun.

Now, where did I want things to go from there? It's all in pieces parts and organization of 10k of words is what's needed. I'm good at organizing. Just not sure I can keep track of all the pieces, so I'm going to collect bits into piles and then sort the piles, maybe. Need a big trashcan, I think.
karen_w_newton
Jul. 4th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
It is weird. I don't understand what spammers get from posting non-English comments on an English-language blog. The chance that someone reading your blog would even understand the comments is pretty low. I have had them in Japanese, too.
birdhousefrog
Jul. 4th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
I wonder what triggers it. It's one thing when it's my older entries and another when it's brand new. LJ has been catching the more obvious spam, but these are one or two words. "Heat" and "Heat System" for example. In Russian. :::shakes head:::
queenoftheskies
Jul. 4th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
Hi. ::waves:: Anonymous posts are so annoying. I ultimately had to block them.

How have you been?
birdhousefrog
Jul. 4th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
Hey! Head down, trying to work! Not always succeeding, alas.

I don't mind the true anonymous poster...that's a mystery to be figured out. It's the spam. I wouldn't even mind a legit post in Russian. Babelfish is fun.

Hope you're writing...loved the post you put up for your daughter's birthday.
psamphire
Jul. 4th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
I suspect they are just bots posting for the links they include. It costs them almost nothing and even a few clicks are worth it from their point of view. I'm getting an absurd number of these at the moment too, and have also just blocked anonymous comments. Not loving LJ right now.
birdhousefrog
Jul. 4th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
The weird thing is that my last few haven't had any links in them. Didn't trigger the spam filter on LJ. Just a word or two. I still like LJ a lot, this is my preferred social medium where I can catch up on what's going on without a lot of noise. But this is frustrating, I admit.
jongibbs
Jul. 4th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
I had to do the same thing a few weeks back. On the bright side, at least nowadays, just about everyone who wants to comment can do so through Google, Facebook, Twitter etc.
birdhousefrog
Jul. 4th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
I discovered that my mother-in-law can post from her aol mail account if I can show her how. She was my one anonymous poster from time to time who isn't on FB or twitter. But openID works with a lot of options. So really, there's not much need for anonymous posting any longer.
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birdhousefrog
Jul. 4th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
Going great guns, though I'm late with my deadline, of course. Nothing new in that. But I'm quite happy with how it's turning out. Very technical.
mount_oregano
Jul. 4th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, goodbye anonymous. As jongibbs said, no one has to be anonymous.

But the Internet used to be so nice....
birdhousefrog
Jul. 4th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
It used to be a nice place, wasn't it? And do you know, I was just remembering (reading about its anniversary) what it was like to see ID4 15 years ago. Howling hoots of derision.
mount_oregano
Jul. 5th, 2011 11:16 am (UTC)
Will Smith was good. And Jeff Goldblum. The rest deserved the howling hoots of derision.
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