Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Note on Anonymous Posting

Some of view may have noticed that I am again allowing anonymous posting. Blogger seems to have improved its spam filter. However, the filter is not perfect. Occasionally, a non-spam comment will end up in the spam filter. If it does, and you are posting anonymously or by a user name I don't recognize as a regular poster, chances are your post will get deleted.

There are just too many spam comments for me to read them all. Not only are there a lot, but they are cleverly written so that I would have to read deep into the comment to determine that it is spam. I just don't have the time to read through spam comments all day. Thus, if something ends up in the spam filter, I just scroll down the comments quickly looking for users names I recognize, and delete everything else unread.

So be aware, you can post anonymously, but ya takes your chances.  You are much better off using your real name or choosing a nom de comment user name and sticking with it. Otherwise by going anonymous your wise words of commentary may end up deleted, with no one reading them, not even me.

7 comments:

  1. It's nice to be able to comment again, as I do not have accounts with the options you had been providing.

    On my WordPress blog, I have the Growmap Anti-Spambot Plugin. http://wordpress.org/plugins/growmap-anti-spambot-plugin/

    All it does is add a check box below your comment to "confirm you are NOT a spammer." And it really works. I don't even have to use Akismet anymore!

    Perhaps there's a version for Blogger blogs?

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  2. Thanks, I stopped posting because of the ID requirments.

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  3. (Second post. Trying to get by the filter)

    I've been dying to tell you this, Robert Wenzel:

    Please make regular updates to your Rand Paul Resource Page:

    EPJ's Rand Paul Resource Page
    _http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/03/epjs-rand-paul-resource-page.html

    It's being neglected.

    Also, it's your service that is scarce, not your Drudge Formula. You can copy it forever - it's the ACCESS to it that's being restricted.

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  4. Testing to see if some comments will post without the need for approval.

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  5. This is good to know. It has been frustrating attempting to comment. Especially considering how f-Ed up Google is; I sign in with what I know is the password I created and am unsuccessful, then I change my password and still can't login, then send an e-mail from which I get no response. Guess they're too busy bending over for the government.

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  6. Thanks Robert. I'd rather read occasional spam in the comments than be compelled to disclose my identity to casual readers. The bad guys can still find out who I am, but at least make them work for it!

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