>It hasn’t been the best tax season. Software issues have been a real problem. There’s some other difficulties with the business. Family issues have piled on top of that.
And then this morning, I discover some low life has spammed my blog.
Her name, among what looked to be the Chinese characters, was “Karen”. And she began her comments with “How Cool!” or “How Creative!” before launching into a barrage of what again appeared to be Chinese characters, clearly punctuated by a few words in English that I won’t repeat here for fear of more spambots picking them up, and not for a good reason. It was ugly. I’m not a prude, but it’s not the type of thing I generally want associated with anything I’m publishing.
What was particularly painful was that the spam hit the post I made when Oscar passed to the Bridge, and the comment began “That’s Cool!” Yeah, I know it was something automated or someone who obviously didn’t care and would just sit there and type in the code I thought you had to enter to prevent things like this from happening. No, it wasn’t “Cool”. It still hurts like hell, right to this day.
I’ve gone through and deleted the comment on all the posts the spammer hit. I didn’t want to chance that anyone who reads my blog might come across them.
I’ve had to turn on comment moderation. I apologize for the hassle it may cause some of you, but I just can’t allow this to happen again. And I’m disappointed, because I always enjoyed getting a note in my email letting me see your comments without having to go to the blog to view them. That’s over. All because somebody has nothing better to do than spread filth through the internet.
No, I’m not stupid or naive. I know it happens. It just sucks that it happened to me.