I wasn’t sure what to call this blog post but recently I have noticed someone leaving comments on my blogs that don’t seem to make much sense in connection to the post they are commenting on.
In return I have gone to their blog. When I put my cursor over the blog name it comes up with error window, but if I click on it then I’m taken to their blog.
I have found it weird that the person, I’m not naming them, leaves comments all the time. If I don’t respond sometimes they leave comment after comment. Like they have forgotten that they have left a comment in the first place. I do realise that a lot of you leave comments on most of my posts, which I love, but your comments actually make sense.
Then I get comments that seem so irrelevant to the post I have published. It leaves me confused and I never quite know how to respond.
The other day I got a message that was so out there. I really was completely confused and my response, I think, showed that. Then I got a run of comments that made even less sense. I ended up deleting them all.
This got me thinking. Is this person real? Are they using a bot to leave their comments? I know there are bots that leave spam comments, but this is the first time I’ve seen one that seemed like a geniune person.
I don’t actually know if it is a bot, but it seems like it could be and my money would be on it being one.
So how do you stop this sort of thing? No idea.
I have now installed a new plugin, Advanced Google reCAPTCHA. It is free and is meant to help a lot with getting rid of spammers or bots.
So I thought I would open up the discussion with you all to see if any of you have had the same thing happening. What do you think about it? Would you prefer real people leaving comments?
Let me know your thoughts.
Photos – Blue Lotus Water Gardens
The photos are from the above place. The Monochrome Madness photos were also from there, but thought I might show some colour ones.
Below is a gallery of photos, if you click on one of the images you will get a larger view and then you can scroll through them all.