on the warpath..

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 janet@worldwithoutwine.com 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!

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