Robot spammers are getting me down – not only do they leave inane comments on every blog post but they keep trying to become “members” of WorldWithoutWine. Guys I am trying to build a community of flesh & blood humans here – not robots!
Every day I have to delete about ten “comments” from my site – here is an example of one from this morning:-
“I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire and even I achievement you access consistency quickly” – WTF!
In my quest to outwit the spammers have asked my web designer Pinkgraphy to insert one of those checkboxes “I am not a robot” followed by a cunning little quiz so lets see if that works..
As a result of putting a “membership form” on the site I have received hundreds of e-mails from “people” wanting to be members – I do in fact recognise a few names so annoyingly there are real humans there amongst the spammers – cleverly I replied to some of the spam mails and asked them to tell me something about themselves – ha! – no reply so maybe I won that round..
Latest strategy is to remove “membership form” from website and ask people to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if they want to join – so we will see if that works -watch this space!
Incidentally if you are human and have filled in membership form please send me a mail so that I can add you to the membership database and if you are a human techie please send me your advice!
Have to dash now – busy preparing for our launch party on Thursday – hope to see some of you there!