Wednesday, December 19, 2007


I've just enabled comment verification on this blog - something I really should have done in the first place but hey ho. It seemed only sensible as I received this comment from 'Adam' overnight:

'Hello I just entered before I have to leave to the airport, it's been very nice to meet you, if you want here is the site I told you about where I type some stuff and make good money (I work from home): here it is...'

OK Adam, pull the other one - it's got bells on it. What the !!! I've never met the bloke - it's clearly just a scam (and not a very good one at that). Although I know 99.9% of the bloggers out there are genuine and it's great fun to have the comments interaction, I was daft not to have some level of security on my blog in the first place to prevent spam.

I deleted the comment but the guy's profile link is still displayed - I don't know if I can get rid of it. So please, if you're reading the comments on Playing with sharp objects, don't click on the 'Adam' link. God know where it leads.


Anonymous said...

Ohh but I really want to believe him - I want to just type stuff in and make money.... Actually What I'd really like is to make money by lying in bed, drinking the ogg g'n't and reading blogs hehehe Maybe Santa will bring me that for christmas.

Jen said...

Hey Conor.

Yep - it's written in such a convincing style, isn't it? How could it possibly fail?

G&T/bed/blog surfing job sounds like a great Xmas pressie to me ;-)

Just don't forget the chocolate Kimberlys...

Trekkie said...

I had to approve all the comments on my blog after a spate of them offering everything from, ahem, marital aids to things that only your doctor should prescribe. Now I spend a lot of time deleting multiple comments from people who think that the first one hasn't gone through and write another one.

You can't win.

Jen said...

Hiya Lynn.

That sounds like a right royal pain in the backside too.

No happy medium I guess...

All we need to do is come up with some cunning way to ban spam forever, then sell it to Microsoft and live like kings :-)