Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to Moderating Things -AGAIN!

Well, unfortunately, after only a few days of having lifted the "Comment moderation" thing from my blog, I've reinstated that -again!

I really hate to do that as it is an annoyance for me to have to "publish" comments people wish to leave on my blog but then again, I really don't like having my blog comments section littered by some of the comments that were coming through either.

I don't mind people who do paid posts who leave comments behind because they also have a "regular" blog where they write about all kinds of topics -pretty much the same as I try to do. But the comments I'd been getting -if you clicked into the name on the comments, it would just take you to a regular old website, advertising this or that products -no story at all to lead into the website other than the inane comments the person who was/is leaving these spam comments on my post puts there.

What really sucks is that the last so many posts I had done and which this person or these people had commented on, I had previously marked as spam and deleted the comments. And today, those same posts received another visit from these same individual(s) and the very same comments were once again left and which I, ONCE AGAIN, deleted and marked them as SPAM!

Is there a way that we can notify Blogger or Blogspot or whoever is in charge, to have people who use/abuse our blogs in said manner removed? Probably not, I suppose.

I know -I dream a lot, don't I?

Yeah. I'm a big fan of that old thing called "Wishful Thinking."

Now, in another little bit of a rant here -this time about changes that have been made recently that are supposed to be an improvement for those of us who use Blogspot -and/or (I gather) Blogger -but frankly, I'm having a bit of a problem since those changes were initiated.

It used to be when I would be writing a post and come to the end of a sentence which was also the end of the paragraph, I would hit the enter key and be taken then to the next line (a blank one) down from the end of the paragraph.

Well, since the changes were done by the powers that be with Blogspot/Blogger, when I hit the enter key now at the end of a line/sentence/paragraph, sometimes it will register slightly and show the space indicating where my next paragraph "should" begin, but the cursor still remains at the end of the sentence I just finished typing. So, as a result, I have to stop and physically move the cursor down myself -meaning it does not go to the next line automatically like it used to do. It either does that or, if the cursor does move, it moves back to the first letter of the first word of the paragraph I just finished typing!

Now I ask you this -how annoying is that anyway? And also, how much sense does that make to then have Blogspot/Blogger tout this as a big improvement to bloggers anyway?

Or maybe I just don't see the logic they have utilized in coming to the decision to make blogging operate in this manner.  If that's the case and I've obviously missed their point, if anyone else understands the methodology in that, please do let me in on that bit of information!

Peace. Have a great day or night -depending on what time of day it is when you read this. And, again -I apologize for having had to reinstate the comment moderation thingy but if that jackwagon who has been leaving all these inane comments would kindly move on to annoy someone else, I wouldn't have to have that on my blog at all then, would I?


TechnoBabe said...

For me, the comment moderation is no big deal. I have always had it on my blog and will forever be glad it is there.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I had the same problem where people were leaving ridiculous comments so I enabled the word verification and that seems to have reduced that dramatically.

Suldog said...

Word verification helps. Also, I have my settings set for moderation on blog posts over a week old, but not on current posts. I don't know if that would help in your case, but it leaves new posts free for comment and lets me delete loads of spam from older ones without it ever seeing the light of publication.

M@ said...

do yourself a favor and move to Wordpress :) SO much easier and a lot less spam.

Granted, traffic is probably better here.

terri said...

I've always wondered what benefit there is to those who participate in spamming? Is there any purpose other than to annoy others and cause problems?
I only spent a year or less on Blogger before I moved to Wordpress, so maintaining a following wasn't a big issue. If you'd consider relocating to Wordpress, you would really have fewer problems. It's different than Blogger and takes some getting used to, but it's simple and you'd love it. And the spam issue is almost non-existent.