Friday, October 14, 2005

I don't want your business so quit the Spam

First it's telemarketers annoying me. No, I don't want to talk to you about my radio listening habits. And don't ask me to buy a burial plot in Florida after all I'm only going to be there 3 days. I'd like to kiss the feet of the person who came up with the national no call list. It's a blessing. I wish we could do the same to the spamers. I know the e-mail Gods have all provided us with spam filters, but I still get a lot of unwanted offers to improve my sex life or find the Christian way to remove my bills. How do you do that anyway? I don't need new ringtones for my phone, either. Now these creeps are invading my blog. Isn't anything safe anymore? I know these guys are trying to get traffic to their sites, but I don't want to go there. I enjoy the comments from all of you who have visited with me, except for those guys. So, I guess I must become one of the increasing number of bloggers using the dreaded letter box verification. It irks me because I'm the dummy who can't always get the letters right and have to do it over...and over. So, until the blog Gods figure out how to create a no spam list, guess I'll have to go the letter verification route. Thanks to ya'll, come back soon, except you spam creeps.

3 comments:

Neutron said...

Hi Jill. Thanks for the visit. Letter verification really helps though...I was getting loads of "comments" from hot sexy models who thought my blog was...erm---well, I don't know what they thought - totally erotic probably!!
Since I started with verification haven't had any comments at all! ;-)

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I'm just kidding. I use the letter box thing all the time, and practically all of my blog spam has gone away. It also seems to cut down on hate posts, I've noticed. I guess making it just a little bit harder for people to post gets them to think a bit more about what they are trying to say. So, from that standpoint as well, it's definitely worth it.

S said...

Nooooooooo! That letter verification thing drives me nuts! For some reason I'm either a really bad typist or I'm blind as a bat. I usually have to type the letters more than once. *sigh* DARN SPAMMERS! :-P