I’m a techno-idiot. About two months ago I managed to somehow accidentally click on something in my blog management page that designated all comments as spam and so I haven’t received any e-mails from my blog telling me I had comments. I thought it was a bit weird that no one (not even one of my sisters) had made a comment, but I assumed no one had. I might think I’m the center of the universe, but it’s rather outlandish to expect others to agree. This evening my friend Jen e-mailed me and asked me why her comments kept disappearing into the ether. That was shock! I was getting comments and they weren’t showing up? It was like one of those nightmares where you find you’re back in high school…you don’t know what class you’re supposed to be in and you’re…naked. Screams of horror fill your ears from nearby teenagers at the sight…
I immediately went to Goblin. “I messed up my blog!” The only way the Goblin could figure out how to save the real comments was to accept all comments. I was relieved until I realized I had over 250 pages of comments and most of them spam. I’ve never liked spam (either the tinned variety or the electronic pollution spewed out by machines). It was about 9PM when my sister Sarah called for a chat. I’d just started marking the spam as spam. It was nearly 1:30 before I finished. I now really really hate spam.
Some spammers think they’re really clever. They know if they’re obvious they’ll get deleted so some make up simple post statements that could almost be real comments… ‘You really know the subject!’ or ‘Thanks for that insightful post.’ To all the evil people spewing this cant into my Techno-idiot world I say, “No one is going to click on your link to buy your rubbish…not from my blog! Crawl back to the spam scented hell-mouth that spawned you…and may you spend eternity with nothing to read, but your own spam!”
If you made a comment and it’s not there, I’m afraid while in my deleting trance I accidentally deleted several real comments. Hopefully in future I’ll accidentally not mess up my comment section!
Just when I thought I’d killed all the spam…I found my “About me’ page wasn’t uploading right. That was because there were over eight hundred of the things on my About Me page (this after already spending hours deleting the vile things) I deleted the whole page. I’ll make a new one. I’ll probably go to bed and have nightmares of being chased by green eggs and spam. As long as I don’t dream I’m back at high school wandering the corridors sans clothes I should wake up sane.
How very insightful you are! I just love what you have to say.
hehehe I hate spam too. I had noticed that one of my comments on your yellow flowers in the window post had never made it on to your post but I figured it was me who messed it up.
::shrugs:: maybe not.
So glad everything has been smoothed out. I thought, Cari is just working so hard I do hope she takes a break soon reading your blog is like getting to know a friend from wayyyyyyyy over the ocean. My techno-savey nieces/nephews are going to help me with setting-up my blog. Oh,yes, here I come kicking/screaming into this cyber age.
It’s lovely to know someone wayyyyyy over the ocean is reading my blog! 🙂 When I started the blog I sent an e-mail to all my friends and family telling them that in future I’d no longer be plaguing them with long newsletters and that if they wanted to know what I was up to they’d have to read my blog. I suspect most of them sighed in relief and thought, “Ah good, Cari will torture the world and leave us in peace.” They didn’t escape; when I remember I send them copies of my blog posts.
Let me know when you have your blog up and running and I’ll become one of your regular readers…even if you’re blogging about complex mathematics which I wouldn’t understand. (There’s always the off chance I might learn something – heavy emphasis on the might). 😉