What is going on here!?! I am absolutely floored by how much “canned ham substitute” I am currently receiving from “people” about a particular entry that I posted way back in August of 2009. (I am referring to the senders as “people” >>> They are more than likely computer programs out on “missions” to get the owners’ trashy links posted on the internet.)
The post I wrote about is… well, let me see… I probably should not mention the title again, so I am going to pretend that Pat Sajak and Vanna White are asking your help in providing some of the missing vowels: “I’m Finally Posting the Ch*rch Ch*ir Mystery Book Series…”
I am absolutely shocked by how many “people” are sending me this “canned ham substitute” trying to get me to post their comments about this entry. (I get +/- twenty of them a day!) There are a whole bunch of “people” who don’t even have “their” letters written in the alphabet system that I am familiar with… “Their” symbols look like they could be the Cyrillic alphabet, but since I don’t know that particular alphabet system, I am not sure.
And, of course, there are a lot of “canned ham substitutes” that deal with … adult situations. (Although I don’t know any adults who are interested in those particular types of “situations”… at least I hope I don’t!)
The reason that I am so incredulous about this is the subject matter of my entry. For those of you not willing to play the Vanna/Pat game… the first “*” is “u” and the second “*” is “o”. Can you imagine why that sort of entry would elicit so much unsolicited garbage? I certainly can’t!
Maria BearMountainBooks.com says
When a particular entry gets that much spam on my site, I close comments to that post. It usually does happen to an old post. You can post a comment such as “This post was spanned to death so comments are turned off.” People will understand because anyone who runs a blog has this happen.
I get tired of moderating all the garbage. Turning off that one comment can save a lot of hassle.
Danna - cozy mystery list says
Thanks, Maria, for the information about turning off comments. I’ll ask my husband to take a look at our program and see what he can do. I am absolutely beyond disbelief that the sending-machines would tag that particular entry… I would have thought that it would be something the computer programs would look at as a lost cause!