Spam


no spam!
no spam! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I actually have a little overkill her, as far as blogs go, as I have this one, ThatJoeGuy.com and MyViewbyJoe.com.   Both of the are WordPress blogs.  One is the Free blog allowed by WordPress and the other is a paid blog on ipower.com..

Both blogs had have Akismet to help control Spam…  The WordPress hosted site has the free Akismet checker while the ipower.com hosted site it is about 5 bucks a month..  I can never be sure about the effectiveness of either program…  On MyViewbyJoe.com, which has the paid program I get very little Spam..  On ThatJoeGuy.com I get tons of spam, though most of it I don’t see but, I get a good deal more on the one site than I do on the other..  Now..  The question is : What does this all mean..?

I get a lot of Spam on one, which is the site that is hosted by the people who put out the blog..  Does that act like a magnet to attract spam, or does the lack of large amounts of spam on MyViewbyJoe.com just mean that nobody reads it..  I have no idea…

The funny thing about the spam that I do get on ThatJoeGuy is the number of people who leave comments on the “About” page telling me how much they enjoy reading all this wonderful information, and how well I put it together…

I moderate my spam… and people who leave comments, on any page, that indicate they have not read that page might as well not bother leaving a comment because, unless I can see some kind of correlation between the comment and the page, it goes by by..

 

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Spammers….


What's for Dinner! - Spam
What’s for Dinner! – Spam (Photo credit: brizzle born and bred)

Dean Spammers.. or Scammers…

Technically you might not be a Spammer if you don’t leave bulk e-mail.  Then again the comments section of the articles is for readers to leave comments about the articles.  It does take me a few seconds to delete those comments that have nothing to do with the article, and while it does not take long I ask the question : Why would I do business with someone is not smart enough to find the correct way to leave his sales message.

My phone number is on the National Do Not Call list, and every once in a while I get someone who calls anyway.  The will say that they are a charity, or some other group not covered by the DNC list, and so they are not barred from calling me….  I tell them that is is like my putting up a “NO TRESPASSING” sign on my property.  Maybe you can legally enter my property, in their case call me, but the question is : why then, after my saying I did not want you to call me, would I have ANYTHING to do with you.

So, if you think you have something that I might be interested don’t look stupid by using cut and paste to post your trash that has nothing to do with the article you are commenting on…