Saturday, December 10, 2016

Spam comments and word verification

Unfortunately my blog has been flooded with more than a dozen automated spam comments in the past 30 minutes. To stop them I have activated the word verification feature, hoping that this will stop the flood. 

I know that it's a hassle, and I'll monitor the situation closely. I hope I'll be able to switch it off again soon to make commenting easier for you.

In the meantime: Sorry for the inconvenience.


Anonymous said...

That sounds incredibly annoying, but I'm sure nobody will mind the word verification thing.

Also, this is the guy who said he'd like to write a story with Simon and his boyfriend, I've finished the first one and was wondering if it would be easier to copy and paste it into an email or attach a word document.


MxMachoNuts said...
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Alex said...

Thanks for your comments, guys!

Just copy and paste it into an email. That works best for me. If you prefer to send a word doc that's fine with me, too. I can't wait to read your story! :-))

Don't worry. Shutting the blog down never crossed my mind! :-))

Jimmy said...

Dear Alex,

Hopefully that fixes the spam problem! Sounds terribly annoying!



Alex said...

Thanks for your comment, Jimmy! It looks like it worked. Apparently spam programs haven't found a way around word verification yet. :-))

Jimmy said...

Alex you are just smarter than the spammers and that's what matters!


Alex said...

Oh yeah! :-))

MxMachoNuts said...

No worries, I was confusing your blog with Jayse's ballbusting stories, he's getting hammered with spam and was thinking of shutting down.

Alex said...

Thanks for your comment, MxMachoNuts! I talked to Jayse when his blog was attacked with comments. Seems like that kind of thing is the new normal unfortunately... :-/