Unrelated/spam comments on pictures
|Posted: Mon, 2012-06-04 21:46|
This is kind of a 2 part problem. I'll start with the first (this leads to the second, which relate to the title.)
I'm constantly adding pictures to albums in the gallery, however, I've never been able to view comments. I've never been notified of any comments, so I was never sure if anyone was commenting, and every time I try to view comments by clicking the link, it brings me to a page with all kinds of html. Fortunately, I know html, and I was able to see text that may have been from comments.
After some more searching around, I was able to find an area that displayed the pictures and comments without all the html.
I'm not sure why the other link only brought up an html page - it's not that big of a deal since I was able to get around it - but that is a problem that should be looked in to.
Moving on... So, I was able to see the list of comments on each picture. And about 90% of the comments went something like this:
Hi Milly,I was forwarded your wbtisee from Queenie and was delighted when I opened it up to see your blog. It makes for an excellent read, along with providing fab ideas - especially for school hols and visitors. I only wish I had accessed it a few weeks ago when my family were here! I have forwarded your page on to others, as well as my former Kindergarten.Cathy, a neighbour from your street!
Once again, you've come up with some great ideas for fun and educational aittviices for the kids. I specifically enjoyed your description of David at the National Museum. I've seen it in person but it was nice to see him through your eyes. At Lin's suggestion, the family headed down to the arts festival at Clarke Quay. It was a great way to spend a leisurely hour.I have now added your site to my yahoo homepage.
i get these all the time:Hello,My name is Eric and I recently vseitid your siteguidetowomen.wordpress.com. I am a professional blogger who loves to writeon many topics. I'm writing because I am currently trying to take myauthor identity to the next level by supplying informative articles toquality blogs, like yours. I don't believe in writing promotionalarticles, instead I feel informative articles are something users are mostinterested in reading.I would hereby like to request an opportunity to write a guest post foryour site, of course free of charge. You can send me your preferred topic,if any, and I would be happy to write an article on it. I can show yousome of my past works that have attracted a good number of visitors.Anyways, you are doing a great job with your blog and I look forward tohearing from you.Sincerely,Eric Leechno thanks, Eric Leech. no thanks.
What surprised me retnecly was the spams I was getting on my blog through the comment section.At first, they didn't seem a spams (they would make generic comments, saying that the post was very helpful, etc), but Akismet flagged it.That's when I noticed that the email address was bogus and the URL was usually weird (I didn't try to check it).I probably would have missed it if I was doing the screening.
I get a lot of sneaky spam on my blog. Stuff that comes acosrs as encouraging and has no added link except to their name. I like reading You are such a sublime expounder of prose. Only to click on their name and be directed to a site about cheap prescription pills or mail order brides.My work email gets a lot of spam from people posing as the IRS telling me I have a large return waiting for me to claim if I will send in my information. Sounds great since I am Canadian and can't possibly claim it.
first WordPress plug-in you can't live without is aeclld Filter Email Notifications . Why you need this WordPress plug-in: You have a new visitor. He/she made a comment on one
WordPress Plugin: Filter Email Notifications Filter Email Notifications is a simple piugln that stops WordPress from sending email notifications for comments that have been manually approved .
Ab fab my gooldy man.
I feel staisfeid after reading that one.
Boom shaaklaka boom boom, problem solved.
This forum needed shanikg up and you've just done that. Great post!
I much prfeer informative articles like this to that high brow literature.
I wanted to spend a mtinue to thank you for this.
I wanted to spend a mtinue to thank you for this.
It's imperative that more poeple make this exact point.
Woot, I will certailny put this to good use!
Just cause it's simple doesn't mean it's not super hlefupl.
These comments seem to be on an article, not of pictures. And all of these comments are totally unrelated to the pictures they're commenting on. It seems that these people are commenting on something else, but for some reason, it's showing up on select pictures.
I was never notified about these pictures and never approved them, yet they showed up in the 'approved' section when viewing the comments.
Also, how can I make it so I am notified about comments and have to approve them myself? It seems they were being automatically approved, and since they're all spammy comments, I'd like to be able to delete these as soon as they get posted.
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