Monday, February 15, 2016

Changing Comment Settings Due to Spam

Hi all! I hoped to finish my CQJP 2015 January block to share and link up with the Monday Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape! It is nearly finished but not quite. I do encourage you to visit to see the darling embroidery patterns Sue shared and to see the fun posts that linked up this week. 

I also want to apologize if any of you that click the little box to have follow-up comments emailed to you when you leave your sweet comments. Twice this week, I have been spammed by Software Solution (they spammed 20 blog posts today alone.) If you are being emailed these comments, I do apologize. Tonight, I changed my comment settings back to requiring a word verification. If that does not work, I will switch to moderated comments.

I am wishing you all a wonderful week!


Christine Barnsley said...

Hi Renee! I hope your changes help solve the problem.... spam is such a nuisance! Looking forward to seeing your finished block! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi Renee
This only works for me if I moderate comments and then I STILL get spam. I personally don't mind word verification. The one that makes you select pictures isn't bad, though I think the point is that you have to click a pic to prove you're a person.

Hope your changes work for you.
xx, Carol

Anonymous said...

You do whatever you have to in order to lower the spam you deal with. I'm so lucky that on WordPress Akismet catches everything. I haven't had to deal with a single one in years. I probably have lower traffic than you do, but it still worked even when I had the blog hop going on.

Katie said...

Sorry you got spammed. Hopefully this stops it for you. Good luck getting your block finished up!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

That explains why I've been suddenly getting emailed comments from some of the blogs I read (when I knew I hadn't signed on for that). Interesting to know. (Yours, btw, wasn't one of them).