Monday, May 18, 2009

GRRRR!!! This is SO ANNOYING!!

Come on people, weigh in on this subject....CHAT BOX SPAMMERS!!! How many of you go to your blog and see new comments with links only to hover and realize those links are for porn, insurance, hotel vouchers, and any other ridiculous site they think you need to see? Does that annoy the crap out of you like it does to me? I know I rarely make personal posts, but that isn't because I don't want to, it's only because I have only so much time in the day, and much of it is spent focusing on my family that I manage to stick a few tidbits in here and there, but not as much as I'd like! I keep asking nicely, leave the SPAM where it belongs...on the grocery shelf!! I do NOT want insurance, I do NOT want hotel vouchers, I get enough porn watching my man shower, lol I sure don't need someone elses!! Chat with me, leave me nice comments, just say HI!!! Just don't go leaving me crap that I just have to turn around and delete! You're wasting your time and mine, and frankly it gets annoying, and you know of course I'm going to get all sorts of new spam out of this post, I can feel it in my bones, lol but I just had to get that off my chest!!! Your thoughts? Advice on how to banish the spam?? I'm open to your comments, lol

11 comments:

Michelle Simone said...

I would be totally annoyed too! Do they actually think that's effective advertising?

Gothic Inspirations said...

I haven't gotten any...YET! But I think that is because I upgraded and now pay for it?

Cazzie Rang said...

Oh I am with you on this :)
I am sick of having to get rid of all the spam, it's driving me craxy as well. I like you, I have much better things I would like to do with my time rather than having to get rid of spam. If their business is that slow, why don't they take up a hobbie, hehehe eg: Digital Scrapbooking hehehe. It is heaps more relaxing than going from blog to blog annoying everyone with their spam. I go from scrap blog to scrap blog looking at all the wonderful creations and leaving lovely comments (well I hope they are lovely lol). Plus playing aound making Quickpages, which gives me such joy. Sending spam is NOT being creative at all and they need to open that side of themselves :)
OK I'm out of here now but yep I am sick of all the spam as well.

Really this is another version of telly marketing and I am sick of getting those calls as well, specially when you're sitting down eating dinner grrrrrrrr

hugs Cazzie :)

Lynne said...

EXACTLY!! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one to get ticked off by the spam...it is just so annoying!! The telemarketers that call during dinner are bad too, so don't get me on my sopa box, lol I'll never get off!! But wait, what about the new breed of telemarketers....those that call your cell phone now!! My 13 year old daughter had to call me from school the other day to tell me not to leave her any voicemail anymore...I asked why, she told me that she had 5 messages on her phone, she thought it was me, and it was robo calls...to her cell!! I saw I now have three new voicemail on mine too and I asked my kids and mom if they called me and left voicemail, nope, same for my sister, wasn't her, so I'm betting it is robo calls there too. It never ends!

Dianna said...

Tht's why I didn't want a Chat box. Although they claim they have a spam blocker...not that I believe them...

Michele said...

I would totally be annoyed too. This is one of the many reasons why I don't have a chatbox (you may want to delete it and people can make comments on your actual posts?? That's the only solution I know of.) Also, I have my email inbox set to only allow emails from my contacts, everything else go to junk and I skim through and hit DELETE!!! Also I signed up for the Do Not Call list and rarely if ever get calls (the companies I already do business with which are very few and then the government people wanting me to vote or come to some public meeting. lol) It's great! lol

Maggie said...

Up until you posted your comment, I hadn't received any spam, but since then I am deleting between 1-4 a day. So annoying. I'm with you Lynne.

Hugs
Maggie

Jodi said...

I use Word Press and get tons of spam. I have it set that I have to approve all comments because of it. They are getting tricky too, saying things like "good Luck" or "Good post" and then there are the dumb ones that say "hey this is a very interesting article!" "Hi, good post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting." HAHA I copied and pasted before reporting them as Spam just now. I get at least 6 a week. Not too bad considering some get way more.

Lynne said...

Yup ladies it just gets worse!! Sad thing is, you know these people see the post about it and they still leave spam! And twice this week, someone has went through ALL of my freebies and posted comments all linking to spam blogs!! So annoying but what can ya do eh?

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, I don't know why you even bother to waste your precious time and energy getting angry with spammers. They win getting you to even think about them! It's just a sign of the times that they get everywhere. Your anger about it only hurts yourself....my advice would be- just ignore it, like everyone else does...and get rid of the shout box if it becomes too much to handle.
If you have a freebie blog , you have to "pay" for it somehow- the blog providers have to get ads in somehow...you get what you pay for.
Shrug it off, don't get mad, life's too short.

Baby Cakes Scraps said...

Ya know, anoymous commentor, it's people like you who are a little rude and who knows maybe you're the type to leave spam in peoples shout boxes! I never said I was mad exactly, just annoyed. And who said I couldn't handle the box anyway? HMMM? And FYI, this isn't a "freebie" blog, it has freebies, but it also has PTU items. I actually resent the condescending tone of your comment. And if everyone else ignored it, then why have others had issues with it as well? I think you just want to get people riled up and start trouble. There is no need for that here, there is enough of that elsewhere!