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Popularity & Paparazzi

October 26, 2006
It’s a common fact that with popularity comes le paparazzi. If you don’t believe me ask Princess Di (God rest her soul). So what has that got to do with me? Well it’s been a good 3-4 months since I launched my blog and lets just say that it’s catching up some visitors, making some ground, and basically has attracted more than a handful of loyal visitors some of whom who’ve taken the time to add my RSS Feed (Dont know how to, will do a post on that along with a review on Firefox 2.0) to their RSS readers, and some who just keep coming back “Old School” style (10 points to all of you coz you took the effort. Count on me to buy you Isso Wadei, when Galle Face re-opens).

So to cut a long story short, I’ve started getting hounded by le paparazzi of z bloggers! A.k.a Spam Comments. It was all cool for a while since they had “Good” things to say till y’day, I got this :

“Hey nice blog. Although it�s not what I was looking for. I am looking for info on Payday Loans or a Cash Advance so I can buy some Hoodia Diet Pills.. I found your blog very interesting

I mean the NERVE… so anyways sadly, I had to implement the “Word Verification for Comments”. I know this is an absolute pain, coz I myself can’t seem to get it right the first time (yes.. I know I’m dumb.. thank god they don’t use them for IQ tests). So all in all, this would be to apologize for any inconvenience caused to you good folks out there.

There are some brilliant work-arounds to this, if any of them could be incorporated with Blogger, please let me know and you shall regarded as “The Man”.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Rhythmic Diaspora permalink
    October 26, 2006 10:27 am

    Hey, nice blog, count me as one of your regulars too

  2. Chaar~Max permalink
    October 26, 2006 11:41 am

    Thanks mate… been reading urs too.. Although I havent actually dropped any comments. Thought I’d let people over there think I’m intelligent, than open my trap and relinquish any doubts of it. 🙂

    So I own you an “isso wadei” when you get here mate 🙂

  3. Yusuf permalink
    October 27, 2006 4:22 pm

    hey,

    Thanks for the link to my blog. I’m actually using a plugin by Michael Woehrer (http://sw-guide.de/wordpress/math-comment-spam-protection-plugin/), which works with wordpress. I’m not too sure about blogger. Never really used it. Are you allowed to add plugins to your blog?

    Cheers,
    Yusuf

  4. Manshark permalink
    October 31, 2006 6:47 pm

    Mmh, I activated this Type-the-characters-you-see-in-the-picture-above thingy too and STILL get shit ;o( Hopefully urs will work better..Damn them spammers!

  5. Chaar~Max permalink
    November 3, 2006 8:18 am

    he he, I know at times I think they’re more intelligent than I am! But most of the one’s that get through are humans(Sri Lankan freaking humans) promoting their site, or giving you a link to some file on you-tube.

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