Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Just Like Greta Garbo - I Just Want To Be Alone

I have been discovered…again.   I have been enjoying my apparent anonymity for probably over a year now.   It’s been working out quite nicely. I have been able to coast along, unnoticed.  
 I thought I had figured out how to avoid and dodge them and keep them at bay.
But, for the past three days, I have been harassed, harangued, used and abused.
This was what was in my mailbox today:
That 301 number?  That is the number of spam comments I received on my last post.  They all came in today and they are all from the same “person". 

I had my comment option set to allow all comments, even anonymous, but to moderate comments after my post was 2 days old.   That method worked because usually the spammers would pick older posts. 

Now, because of this one spammer,  I have had to change the comment option to moderate all comments.  This means that my mailbox is being blasted.  I wish Blogger would have an option to “Not Allow” comments from “Anonymous”.

I really don’t want to have to turn on Captcha

I’m angry and annoyed. 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  From anyone but you, Spammer BOT!

BTW, Today is my birthday.  Yay! 


  1. Happy Birthday!

    Blogger should have a way to disallow anonymous comments. I could have sworn I did that on my blog.

    Yes, it can be done. Go into "Settings". From there click on "Posts and Comments". For the question "Who can comment?" answer "Registered User". That blocks anonymous commenters. And many Wordpress bloggers can comment as well using their Wordpress ID.

    1. You know, I considered that setting, but wasn’t sure what Registered User meant. I just checked the help page on that topic and it looks like it will be the best solution for me. Thanks.

  2. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a nice day! I think you can get rid of anonymous comments through Blogger. I just checked. Go into design, into settings, into comments. It should give you options of who can comment. I set mine to Registered Users (I think that was the one, registered something). See if that works. Hate to get spam comments so I know what you mean.


    1. Thanks for your birthday wishes and for your suggestion about Register Users. I’m going to change my setting to that.

  3. I've never had that problem. Hope someone can help. I just had a Harry Potter Hater, once.

    1. I did get the suggestion to change the comment setting to Registered User. I’m going to give that a try.
      Why, how, what is a Harry Potter Hater?