The Monday peeve – Those damn spammers!

Paulas monday peeve is here, and I’m very peeved today so here I go on a bit of a rant!
Before I start ranting and you all run away, here is what paula has to say about her prompt.

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? Thats what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). Ill pick a topic thats on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bobs yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!


Today my peeve is with the spammers! Those damn pesky spammers that litter our spam folder! Is it just me or have people been getting lots of likes on yer comments, from an operation x, which I am assuming is a bot, or a spammer? I get tons of notifications on my phone that say something like, operation x likes your comment on so and so’s post, whoevers post I’ve been commenting on.

It has happened on numerous blogs! Not just one or two!

Its so irritating!

Then there is the spanish comments, which flood my spam folder, but thanks to jim adams “New epic author” I read up on this spammer and it seems to be another bot doing the rounds.

If this particular bot wasnt around, there wouldnt be much spam at all in my spam folder. The thing is sometimes legit comments go in there too, so I cant just assume that everything in that folder is spam. I do check to see if it is and if it isnt then I’ll rescue the comments.

Also, while I’m on a rant, I’ve been getting lots of weird followers! with names that are like business names, and you just know they arent interested in your blog. I would love to be able to block these types of followers. I havent the patience to try to figure out how to do it though.

I’d just rather rant about it 😀

It cant just be me can it?

Do others get these random followers, that piss you off because they are so fake?

Ok peeve over! Back to regular programming now lol 😛