Monday, 7 September 2009

Spam comments

I have noticed a marked increase in comments left on this site that are little more than spam. I do not mind that people want to share links here, but I object to comments that contain little more than a list of links to commercial sites.

From now on such comments are subject to removal with no explanation. Please do not let this dissuade you from leaving short comments with a link to your blog or longer comments that refer to commercial sites where they fit in with the theme of this blog: computer help and advice.


C@mshaft said...

That is never fun! I've read some ways to cut that back on blogs but..knock on wood..have yet to have any spam postings yet...yet...yet.

I want to know how and where you got that circular rotating tag area on the right side of your profile. I've seen that on a few other blogs and curious to know where. Can you let me know?


Here are my blogs [no spam intended, feel free to exchange on mine as well]. Have an awesome Labor Day weekend!


Stepterix said...

Thanks for the comment.

Instructions for the animated tag cloud are in this blog post:

No Labor Day here in the UK, we had our late summer public holiday here last week. But thanks all the same.

Charmaine said...

Totally agree with you.
My site has increased in number of spams too these few months.
I was wondering what are the criteria they're looking for when posting spams.

Have a great weekend!

Stepterix said...

C: Sometimes I doubt that there is any criteria at all. If we all keep deleting spam comments perhaps they'll get the message eventually.