Did You Say Something?


Umm, this is a little embarrassing, but I think I may have deleted a legitimate comment from someone. You know how it is, you’re going through the spam, clicking madly to dump all those ads for Christian Louboutins  or Viagra, or something, and then all of a sudden, just as you click delete you see real words, coherent words, that actually pertained to something you wrote about. Ugh. Gone. No undeleting those. So, if you’ve left a comment recently and never saw it show up it may have fallen prey to my itchy delete-finger. Please do repost if you like and I’ll be more careful in my next deleting frenzy. I did rescue one comment from the spam folder the other day, so legitimate comments do occasionally get flagged as spam for some unfathomable reason. It had no links in it and the person has commented here several times in the past. This is why I never do a mass delete.

Apologies to anyone who this may have happened to.

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12 thoughts on “Did You Say Something?

  1. ralfast says:

    The spam in my site is getting both cheeky and clever. First I get “followed” by a spambot (which apparently I can’t do anything about it, except send them copies of my own post!) which then they quote back to me!

    I kid you not. 😦

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  2. D. D. Syrdal says:

    Yeah, I’ve seen those, where the “comment” is just a section of the post I’ve put up. I’ve also had people try to leave a “comment” that turned out to be an entire blog post off their own site. I have no compunction about deleting those.

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  3. Ben says:

    I think, given that most of us know how tricky spammers can be, we understand if sometimes our comments get caught in the net. I know I do.

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  4. startingoveringermany says:

    I never understand the spam folder. Never touch it or look at but once. Only because it stick out like a soar thumb when I was on the dashboard page. As you mention it was weird, regular commenter, no link, or anything. Maybe it is WP making sure that they have their daily total of spams, lol, who knows. Nice photo above.

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  5. D. D. Syrdal says:

    It’s supposed to be the dumping ground for garbage mail, ads and stuff to lure you to various sites, some of which are loaded with malicious programs that can infect your computer. I’m sure WP is getting more than their fair share of spam! 🙂

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  6. Eric Syrdal says:

    Didn’t lose anything of mine, D.D.
    But I did want to take the time to say:
    1) Very considerate of you to be concerned.
    and
    2) I love the addition of the new pic at the top of the blog. It’s beautiful.

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  7. Susannah Bianchi says:

    You’re much too hard on yourself there Dame. WordPress is tricky. It does odd things like post when you’re writing. I’m sure the commenter understands and can also comment again. Sometimes blogging is like driving a Jag. I’m glad the angel still reigns. Love him. He’s like a work-out angel he’s so buff.

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  8. D. D. Syrdal says:

    Hahaha, yes, a perfect specimen, he is. 😉
    I know I’ve left comments on blogs that never made it through, for whatever reason, and I never visited those blogs again. If it was a new commenter, those are supposed to be held for approval, but sometimes are erroneously sent to the spam queue. It was probably a spam comment, but just in case it wasn’t I didn’t want someone to think they weren’t welcome here.

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  9. Don Nutting says:

    Ulp! I have a wayward pirate character that is sometimes misunderstood on Twitter. He can be very obnoxious. If you spammed him I’d understand.

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  10. D. D. Syrdal says:

    Ahoy! Welcome aboard. 😉 Have you left a comment on this blog that never showed up? I’ve never deliberately deleted any comments that appeared to be legit, but thought I might have accidentally deleted one the other day.

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