Sorry guys, another short one, but I just have to say that I’ve been riled by too many spammers commenting on my site. I’d rather have no comments at all, than 20,000 spammized comments. For the longest time, I’ve spent time only deleting spammer’s comments… and those were the only comments I was getting. It was no big deal since I get notified of every comment that comes in. Usually I’d simply mark them as spam, but they are getting too sneaky…. ALSO, I am wondering why the same site slipped in even after I marked it as spam. Recently, I had one site, two days in a row, actually post what I would have believed to be a valid comment if I didn’t see something specific.
Not getting into specifics, I’ll say that this annoyance has prompted me to activate the I-Must-Approve-ALL-Comments-Directive. I apologize for any inconvenience to legitimate readers and commenters, but this is now necessary, in my opinion. I feel as though I am taking some kind of action against these leaches. It won’t really be a big deal because I check my email every morning, accompanied by my morning coffee.
I welcome any and all valid comments.
I will not tolerate spammers!
Stop the presses!
Have you heard about this group? It could just be that I am finding out about this much after the fact, which is just my style; but I have a news story and some links to share with you.
First heard about this on David Reidy’s podcast and blog, Sticks and String. The podcast is free and available at itunes. You probably know that David is Australian and knits. I have been behind on my podcasts because of trouble with itunes, but finally getting caught up. Tonight I learned about a team of knitting taggers who call themselves “Knittaplease” and place knitted tags around various cities. They have a site at Flickr and a myspace web site. I simply MUST find out more about this group. Here is an article written by the Houston Press about them, called, “Knitta Please!”
This is so amazing and I want to join… or maybe just start doing it here locally. I love this idea…. Knitted Activism!
This blog will be devoted to my knitting stuff… but please bear with me. Will be under construction for a few days.