SPAM AND TRASH COMMENTS!!

I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING A TON OF SPAM AND TRASH COMMENTS OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS, A TON!

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO STOP THEM OR WHY I MIGHT BE RECEIVING AN UNUSUALLY LARGE AMOUNT?

I DON’T WANT TO PUT LAYERS OF SECURITY ON WHEN SOMEONE LEAVES A COMMENT, BUT…

THANKS FOR ANY INPUT YOU MIGHT HAVE!ย  IT’S SO FRUSTRATING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THEM, BLOCK THEM, DELETE THEM AND THEY JUST KEEP COMING!!

UGH!!!

43 thoughts on “SPAM AND TRASH COMMENTS!!

  1. Oh no! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Sorry that is happening!

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  2. I think it comes and goes. I have the same problem too sometimes. It’s very frustrating.

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    • It is frustrating!! I hope it does go…I’ve had them from time to time but this has been constant. I’ve notice the number of followers has picked up immensely but a lot of them are not WordPress blogs but business type websites…I don’t know if that’s where they’re coming from. I don’t know why these business type sites would follow me, seriously…so that’s why I think somehow they are being generated from that. Thanks Yinglan…are you back home yet?

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    • Yes, I am home.
      Yeah, I don’t know why these sites would follow any blog. I think the thing to do would be to be patient hopefully, one day, they’ll get bored and spam someone else.

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    • Your trip seemed wonderful!! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks and hopefully not you!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Oh ugh. No idea how to stop it except moderating all comments.

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  4. It seems to be a common problem Deb! It amazes me that some posts attract masses of spam comments and others none at all, I just can’t understand how they think it will get through the filters in place. Good luck!

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  5. I had it happen over a weekend a month or so ago, but then it stopped once the WP Gnomes got back to work. Hopefully it ends soon. I know how annoying it is.

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    • Thanks for the info…I reported one “site” that actually “liked” my Spam post, ironically. I clicked the link to his site, and it brought me to a wordpress site that no longer exists, once on the site I chose the three little dots that show up in the lower right part of the screen and up pops choices to report the site, so I did and you can say why too, so I chose Spam. There is also a comment box so I wrote to WordPress and told them that I have been receiving a tremendous amount of spams and trash and business’ following me that I know aren’t interested in my site. Yesterday I had over 20 spam mails and it has been at least that many daily for a couple of weeks now. So let’s see what WordPress can do for me…I’ll watch for the Gnomes!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I hope they figure it out soon!

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    • Thank you, me too!!

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  6. Me too Deb. Iโ€™ve been meaning to say that too in our emails. Lots of business links and car insurance salesmen links. It eased up for a bit but Iโ€™m noticing them again and like you, Iโ€™m not sure of the answer. Unapprove, trash, block, ignore … Itโ€™s so frustrating. xo

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  7. I’ve had a few, but not so many because I’m way behind in writing. I assume they are like on my phone, daily reminders that this is my last chance to save my credit which the previous caller told me was fine.

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    • Lol…oh it’s been awful George and I don’t know why. I’m wondering, did I follow a site that’s causing this? I mean all of a sudden my number of followers kept increasing by a lot each day but they were all business sites, not interested in my site…I couldn’t understand why they would follow, then came all the spam and trash mails…a lot! yesterday I had more than 20…and I’ve had at least that many each day, it’s crazy! I hope it stops soon!! That’s funny about your phone callers…

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  8. I have the same problem sometimes. I route them to go to my junk mail so I don’t have to see them.

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    • Yeah but mine were in my both my spam and trash, lots of them. So I blocked each one and then deleted each one…day after day after day…like 20 a day! Something’s not right…I wonder what caused it.

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    • Gosh, I don’t know. You should write WordPress about it.

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    • Well funny you say that because someone liked by Spam post that I could tell was Spam. So I clicked their link and it brought to a wordpress site that said it no longer existed…so on that page in the lower right corner there are 3 dots and if you click them you can report the page, so I did. And you can put a reason why, which I chose Spam and there is a comment box so I wrote and told them what’s been happening…now I want to see what happens, hopefully they can fix it.

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    • I sure do hope they can fix it too! Spam mail is so aggravating!

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  9. It seems to come in waves. I used to get a lot, but I rarely get them anymore. Most of them don’t even make sense!

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  10. hi….its been along time since we chatted..hope your doing well. As for getting tons of spam and rude emails….well I dont know if you use gmail.com. it has a great spam remover…once clicked you never get anything from that email again..

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    • Hi Daryl!! It has been along time…good to hear from you again. I am well, thank you, I hope you are too. I do have gmail and will look into that, but these are spams that are being left in my comments on WordPress, just like you just left this comment…and ironically your comment was marked as spam…lol! WordPress tries to decipher what comments are spam or trash and then puts them there, what I would like is not to get them at all. I usually get a couple every now and then but the last couple of weeks it’s like someone turned on a faucet and they have just been pouring in…it’s crazy. I reported it to WordPress so hopefully they can take a look at what’s going on and stop it or at least slow it down dramatically! Wishing you a wonderful week!! Thanks for helping! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. UGH!! Care a Hell…. show them the path to Heaven.
    Eventually they shall go Hell only… hahaha

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  12. I feel your pain Deb, spam is so annoying and aside from what you’re doing I don’t know what other measures you can take. I’ve noticed when I upgraded my account to the “Business Plan” I don’t get nearly as much spam as I used to but the ones that do get through are just irritating. Ugh!!

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    • It’s like somebody flipped a switch and opened up the flood gates cause it’s been nuts. I keep thinking did I follow a site that caused this? I don’t know, I hope it slows down soon! So irritating!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    • I think it was either last year or the year prior where I had a period where I was inundated with spam. I don’t remember doing anything any different but thankfully it did die down after a bit. Have you spoken to anyone at WordPress?

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    • Well I went onto to the site of one who actually “liked” my Spam post…I knew it was a real site and of course when I got on it, it said this wordpress site no longer exists, so while on the site in the lower right corner there are 3 dots in a row and if you click them it says you can report the site and for different reasons…so I did and in the comments section I wrote about how I have been receiving an enormous amount of spams and also followers that aren’t real followers, they’re business. So I’m hoping with that info they can research it. In the meantime, I hope it does die down. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Fingers crossed. This is good information to know because I wasn’t aware that when you get to sites like these that no longer exist that there is additional actions you can take. Thanks Deb.

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    • I didn’t know that either until I clicked on the dots to see what they were for and when I saw that I thought…perfect! You’re most welcome Steph!

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