Spammy blog comments

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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi all,

    It seems that petty spammers are adding spam comments to the blogs so I have temporarily disabled them for now. If you see any spammy comments in your blogs you should delete them immediately.

    Thanks for your time,
    Frank
     
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    Thanks Frank,
    So far today I have recieved 52! All from 'separate' people, but pointing to the same web address.

    Have a Merry Christmas
    Cheers
    Craig
     
  4. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I am deleting most of them at the moment Craig and I have disabled the comments so I wouldn't worry about getting more.

    I may have to change the comments system so that only registered users may leave them. Sound like a good idea all?
     
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    Sounds like a good idea to me. A pity that you have to do that though due to the mischeviousness of small minded people.

    Well, it's time to go play Father Christmas..... so better be off.

    A Merry Christmas to all and a big HO, HO, HO.

    Cheers
    Craig
     



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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Merry Christmas Craig.

    And to the spammers...it's Christmas...haven't you got presents to be wrapping or something?
     
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    I have gotten notification of 5, but when I looked, they weren't there. I think registered members is a fine idea. Santa or Father Christmas should be visiting you at any time! :smt111
     
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    The comments weren't there Capt because I am deleting them at the moment. All should be gone with 20 minutes.

    Enjoy the rest of Christmas Eve!
     
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    I just come online and the comments are gone. Thanks! I wondered why all at once there should be 8 of them. Merry Christmas! Dooley
     
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    Hi folks,

    I have re-enabled the blog comments again for now. I'm keeping a close eye on them and I will restrict them to registered members only soon.
     
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    I've disabled the blog comments again.
     
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    I had 4 more spam comments this morning. Why don't they get a life? :scheming:
     
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    Sorry about the emails Capt. I am updating the blog system to only allowed registered users to post. This should be uploaded and active later today or tomorrow.
     
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    It dosn' really bother me that much. The upsetting part is that here are people who could be doing constructive thigs with their lives, and here they are doing crap that has no value at all. And then they probably brag to their friends about what they have done and of course their friends support them as they are of the same mental capability as they are! Stuff like that just twists my shorts! :smt021
     
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    I whole-heartedly agree!
     
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    Good news guys and gals, blog comments are up and running again :) Now you must be logged in to post a comment.

    Let's hope this fixes it now.
     

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