Grr… stupid spam!

October 19, 2006 at 10:07 pm 2 comments

You know, up until recently spam comments getting caught in the spam filter were vaguely annoying but no big deal.  I got, on average, about 10 a day.  I have now passed 1000 spam comments here (I know, low for some but too high for me) and in the past two days have gotten over 300.  Seriously.  Over 300.  Do they think their nasty pr0n comments or ads for casinos are ever going to get published?  Do people who blog really keep that little control over their sites?  arg!

On a completely different note, today I went to a departmental staff meeting at the bookstore which was a first for me.  We don’t get together as a group that often, but the inventory for our section has been getting screwed up with every attempt so we had a meeting to figure out what we could do to make it run smoothly when they do another count in a couple of weeks.  Or even correctly, which would be nice.  I ended up volunteering the information that I was taking a few vacation days from the library and could pop in to help out and my manager responds with, “Okay, I’ll probably put you on for all three days then.”  Damnit!  I don’t think I meant to work that much.  But, I will do almost anything for my two managers if they ask and I’ll have to keep a steady “think of the $$, you’re getting paid twice for today and Christmas is coming” chant running through my head.  That’ll get me through.

I also discovered that what was supposed to have been my last DMP manga list (TWO YEARS I’ve been trying to get this stuff in to the store…) somehow got misplaced.  Or at least the manager I meant to have it never saw it.  Soooo now I get to make another one, and this one is going to be called “Cathy’s last DMP list FOR SURE this time.”  Ha.  I like making ultimatum lists.  Heck, it worked with my anime section.  Which has apparently been doing very well and getting many compliments.  sniff!  I tried, and worked very hard making lists and going through hundreds of entries at Amazon to pick out titles and box sets.  People used to make fun of our anime section.  It made me sad and annoyed, so it’s nice to see it going over so well.

Back to the afghan now.  I’m 1/2 done and it’s looking pretty good so far.  Yay!

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  • 1. Brigid  |  October 20, 2006 at 5:23 am

    The spam seems to come in waves—it will be quiet for a while and then I’ll get hit with hundreds of messages in a day. To me, the most annoying ones are the ones that have a fake blog comment in them: “Do you mind to write more about this?” It reminds me of the insincere way that guys used to pretend they were fascinated by what I was saying because they wanted to put the moves on me, back when I was young and single.

    Anyway, since you use WordPress, you might give Akismet a try. People rave about what a good job it does of screening out spam. I haven’t used it because it does away with comment moderation, but if things get much worse I’ll consider it. Especially given the content of some of those pr0n comments!

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  • 2. pajcat  |  October 20, 2006 at 7:23 am

    Actually, WordPress has Akismet already installed and it does a fabulous job catching spam. I think in a year I’ve only had about ten spam comments slip through to be published which I got rid of pretty quickly. I generally review my spam filter before deleting it but I haven’t been bothering this past week. Too much, and too gross to read. :)  I still have comment moderation though.   It tends to catch posts with links embedded.

    Right now the guy to watch out for is Mr Skin. He’s pretty good at submitting comments that actually seem like he’s read your posts – he likes to comment about actors and movies.

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