Monday, August 22, 2005

Want to help me eliminate the blog spammers?

If you see a spam comment I'm going to leave them up for the next few days. What I'd like you to do is to visit that blog that the spam came from since most of them have a blog they are using to sell whatever it is they are spamming about. Those that don't have a blog I'll delete. Up in the right hand corner while visiting their blog you'll see something that says "Flag" this sends a message to blogspot that this blog is "objectionable" since I think we can all agree spam is pretty objectionable.

If enough complaints are sent in on a blog someone looks at it. Then in cases like this where it is obvious it can be traced it is spam? Bye Bye spam blog.

While I normally defend free speech, spam does not meet my characteristic of that.

I can of course take the next step with the word verification thing necessary before a comment can be posted, but I dont' feel I should have to do that to keep a spam free blog.

:-)

5 comments:

historymike said...

Historymike has more sinister ideas for eliminating spammers, but most of them border on virtual vigilantism.

I'll follow your lead, Lisa.

Lisa Renee said...

I have had those ideas as well, but I'm trying to be a kinder, gentler Lisa these days.

:-)

Hooda Thunkit said...

Mike and Lisa,

I'm too new and as yet virtually unknown to be bothered by spammers like you celebrity types.

However, if you come up with something truly evil to do to them thar spammers..., share :-)

I really need to get me some nasty and evil time in before I can transition to the kinder and gentler phase of my existence...

Steve said...

I'll help you out!

Cyberseaer said...

Here's my support.

Spammers,

Spam, spam go away. Spam someone else another day. (Repeat until all spamers forget how to type)

Hope that helps. :)