Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Demons be gone!

Time to go,  little demons 


who weighed in  
on the attack of the 
anonymous comment  
(advertising illegal prescription online drugs sales)
that I wrote about 
on my last post.

Promised many of you
that I would let you know
if I found a remedy.

 the exorcism
was a 

 The demons are gone. 

I went into the settings
and blocked comments
from all unregistered users.*

Then I  turned on
an option to block comments
on any post after 10 days.

I woke up this morning
and I am thrilled to say,
(knock on wood)

that there was not one
demon email in my box!

As of late,
I have been waking up 
to 10-15 of these
with 15-25 more by day's end...
so THIS is 
good news!

So, if you are in need
of a good 
anon comment
you might try this as well.

Thank you all
for the great advice!!!

You saved me,
and my cell phone emails,
and my laptop emails.

Hope this helps 
someone else out there.

*If I have inadvertently
blocked any of you 
on WordPress or Tumblr,
 or any other non-Blogger site,
please email me and let me know.
Click my user ID and that will lead you 
to my email address. 
I don't want to alienate
friends so please let me know!

Have a great Tuesday.

Beat it, you little stinker!


zanetastyle said...

Hello and congratulations!
Seem that you did not block me out!
So far the only little demons I am dealing with is my son's 2 am wakings and that is kinda sweet when he comes over to our bed to snuggle(:
Thank you for the tips and hope it works out well for you.
Hugs z

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I've been getting lots of spam comments too, but have been reluctant to block non-registered users because there are so many non-blogger readers. Glad this worked for you!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I had this problem about a month ago, and it was driving me batty! Glad you resolved your issues, and I thought it was so weird that they were posted on a very old (two years' old) post!


Yeah me too!...so many spams comments, sometimes 3-4 at the same time, wow! Great it worked for you fine. I might even try it! Have a super week pretty lady from the Polo House.

Deserae said...

You know,I had finally had enough too...so yesterday I did the same thing!!! When I really stopped to think about it, I don't really recieve that many comments from annons other than the spammers. I have my email listed so people can still contact me if they want to. I was so happy to wake up with no spam today!!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Yeah! I get one or two every once in a while, but I did the same thing as you...and it really isn't a problem....on to happy blogging!

Laura Janning said...

glad the demons are gonoe. Gotta love New Jersey Housewives!! :)

Ron said...

Thanks Alison. I will definitely be doing this clean-up. I too as of late have been getting numerous spam email comments.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Glad you got your problem fixed. I cleanse, and check things on a regular basis. Only the occasional issue. Sometimes spammers can slip through with a little trickery. You have to keep on top of it.

PURA VIDA said...

hilarious! and good riddance!

The enchanted home said...

Thank you! I will be giving this a try...I am so tired of waking up to dozens and dozens of anon comments talking about everything from colon cleansing to new toilets! Its crazy!! Thanks Alison:)

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

Good news for all.

Rose L said...


Designs By Pinky said...

I will try this too, I am gettig more and more anon comments. They don't show up on my blog but I get them through an e-mail. UGGGGHHHH!!!!

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Blocking unregistered users has help me out too, I haven't had span in two days now! I will have to go and turn on that other option you mentioned, where no comments on older post.
Your my hero!

Betsy said...

Yaaaayy - Good to hear they are gone

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Glad you are having good results with the changes in the settings!...:)

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I get those crappy things all the time. I did not know there was a way to block them. I am going to check it out..they are mostly on really old posts. Thanks..got to figure out how to do that now- xo Diana

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So glad you found the solution!!!

Sarah said...

Alison, I missed your post on this, but I've had the same for weeks, maybe months. Mostly links to prescription drugs. I've gone in and changed my setting like you suggested. Hopefully it will work, without keeping other real comments from posting. Thanks! ~ Sarah

Bliss said...

Well I sure hope to God you don't wake up tomorrow in need of on line pharmaceuticals!


Betty Marie's said...

That is wonderful Alison! I haven't had that much of these yet but, thanks for sharing!