I offer my sincere apologies to my readers whose comments went off into my moderation box since yesterday. My blog was attacked by a virus and in the process of setting things right, we had to put that function in and that is when some comments got diverted.
I have now rejigged the comment function to accept all comments automatically from commentators whose earlier comments had been approved.
Jean, I owe you a big one. Thank you.
Kristianne at wordpress cursus, God knows what cursus means, commented on my post on Meditation as follows:
“It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this superb blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this website with my
Facebook group. Talk soon!”.
I am intrigued. Do you think that sane people will donate to read and post comments on my blog if I instal a ‘Donate’ button? If not a ‘Donate’ button, what Button should I instal in my blog that she can push?
I hope that she will talk to me soon. I shall ask her to donate directly into my PayPal account.
Please do not visit my Mediatation post to verify. I sent her comments where it belongs, to the Spam box.
Among the many comments that I gleefully send to my trash bin, this one has appeared on quite a few occasions. The same comment from different URLs, so most decidedly a spammer.
This time however, just to liven up things a bit on this blog, where earth shaking matters have been discussed recently, I thought it prudent to share the brilliance.
“I leave a comment whenever I appreciate a article on a site or I have
something to add to the conversation. Usually it is a result of the sincerness displayed in the
post I browsed. And after this article Male Attractiveness.
| Ramana’s Musings. I was moved enough to post a thought 🙂 I do have 2 questions for you if you don’t mind.
Could it be only me or does it look like like a few of
the comments look like they are coming from brain dead folks?
😛 And, if you are writing on other online social sites, I would like to follow anything fresh you have to post.
Would you make a list all of your social pages like your
linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?”
A spammer calling him/herself christian couples counseling has left this comment on my post A New Friend.
“WTF? Is dis real?”
I wonder if s/he is serious or s/he means Wecome To Facebook.
I have left the spam in place without deleting it so that my readers can see for themselves that this really happened. (Following TOF’s comment, I have sent the comment to my spam box)
The URL takes one to a site called Rescue Marriage dot net.
Need I say more?
Somebody called Lewis but with an email id with salmolina as the first word from Vintage Coffee Table, has this to say on my post “Mothers Day”:
“I think that what you published made a lot of sense. But, think on this, suppose you added a little content?
I mean, I don’t wish to tell you how to run your blog, but suppose you added something that makes people want more? I mean Mothers Day. | Ramana’s Musings is a little boring. You might look at Yahoo’s home page and see how they create article headlines to get viewers to open the links. You might try adding a video or a related pic or two to get readers interested about everything’ve got to say. Just my opinion, it might make your posts a little bit more interesting.”
S/He, could be Salvatore or Sally, goes yesterday to a post that was posted on May 13, 2012, and has the gall to advise me that though s/he does not wish to tell me how to run my blog, but goes on to add the rest!
I am willing to bet that this is from a paid-to-comment commentator who could not care less if I trashed the comment as spam, but I wonder if the owner of the blog realises that such comments cause more harm for the owner than good.
I am leaving the comment to stand in my post and have also responded.
What do you think should I do?