Three Last Words…Bots, Spam and Pingbacks

Before I take a break from WP…

I’m frustrated at the hundreds of weirdo comments in my Spam folder, finding my content on other blogs without asking my permission and/or without my name attached.

This is like the umpteenth time in the past few weeks that I have found my stuff on sites that are WAY OFF from who I am as a person and I’ve had to less than “politely” request that they remove my content.

As I write this, I’m still waiting for one site to remove my content from their blog.

Anyhow, this is what I decided to do:

  1. remove the Reblog button on my future posts to avoid those “all-I-do-is-reblog” sites;
  2. disable automatic Pingbacks (thanks to @bikurgurl for this idea) and will approve them manually; and
  3. remove any (new) followers (which have suddenly increased) that look like “bots” and “fake” followers to me. I care about real followers, not the number of followers, I purged a bunch of suspect sites. Sorry but that’s just how I roll like.

Yeah, time to shake things out a bit…

Bisous,

M xoxo

7 Comments

  1. Sounds like you’ve been having a mare with this kind of stuff… I’ve never seen my content on someone else’s site without a replog or pingback. You must be better than me πŸ˜‰

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    1. Nothing to do with being better. I think it has to do with trying to slide in between comments unseen, but I know all those who often comment…like you. 😁

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