Yes, this is a most Fain Friday!
I have been diligently working to remove spammers from attempting to post on this blog. It was getting out of hand.
I am sure there were more than 3 or 4 that kept spamming here and it was getting very annoying. I would get 2 or 3 each day from each one. Not ever having much spam prior, I was about to give up. I thought this blog was done. I was ready to close it down.
I starting removing a couple widgets each day or so and noticed the spamming getting less and less. Suddenly, I was only getting one or two spams a day but I was about to give up, I wanted it all gone and I was loosing patience.
I posted on Facebook regarding the spam and my frustration and I received a response from Linda McCauley that set me back on track and thinking straight, thank you Linda. Her remark?
"A few days ago a distant cousin commented on a post from a couple of years ago. That's enough to make me tolerate the spam."
Isn't that what we all want? Immediately, I started rethinking closing the blog down, and what timing too, the spam has disappeared! I woke this morning and not even one spam message to delete! This was such a "Fain Friday" morning!
I hope it will be a long while until I see another spam message. For now, I am thrilled to start posting again!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!
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Cheryl, that was an easy cure. Maybe that's why I don't get spam, I only have two widgets, and they aren't for advertising. Anyway, I'm glad that issue was taken care of, and you can get back to blogging!ReplyDelete
I clicked on this post because I thought you were going to talk about Fain Family genealogy, but I continued to read after you said you deleted some widgets and some of the spam dropped off. What widgets were those?ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing. It took me a year to track my spammer. I first thought it was coming from Facebook, then finally figured it came from Yahoo. I had taken everyone off my Yahoo list, and deleted my Yahoo account. I haven't used Yahoo ever since. It cost me my two businesses due to spam and it put me out of my businesses. Now I'm trying to re-invent myself.ReplyDelete
Sometimes new adventures are worth it. I sure hope so.
Have a Great Day...Pam
I am happy for you Cheryl, that you are going to continue to have your blog! I aslo hope you don't get any more spam, it is not very nice...Instead I hope you get many interesting and nice contacts through this!! I have never received any spam, so far, luckily ....Good luck with everything you do!ReplyDelete
Barbara, Thank you! I did have one spam this morning, so need to check into that! I look forward to getting back to blogging!ReplyDelete
Marti, I honestly couldn't tell you all of the widgets I removed, not sure I would remember them. I did remove the Google Plus and Facebook Widgets...and I had pone for Find A Grave, Translating, etc.
Pam, Glad you finally got your spam figured out! I am so sorry it all affected business though. I suppose if mine were for business I would have been a whole lot more upset through this! Best of luck with your new ventures! Please share!
Yvonne. I love your way of thinking! So glad you haven't ever received any spam, hopefully you never do!
Thank you all for responding! This adds to the fact that I want to continue to blog!