July 14, 2009

Not cool

Every once in a while my blog is attacked by someone who repeatedly posts chinese characters just over and over and over again in the comments section. This time the person posted almost 300 comments and I. HAVE. HAD. IT.
It is such a pain to remove because I have to individually delete each one going back and forth from the posts. It can take hours. Is there an easier way to remove comments instead of one at a time? Is there a way to block this person? When they first started doing it they were anonymous so I got rid of anonymous commenting. Oh, but wait. Then they got an account, but a private one, so I can't see who they are. Help!
Has this happened to anyone else? I honestly don't know who in their right mind would sit and copy and paste chinese characters over and over again. The time stamps on the comments were between 3 and 5 a.m. I'm not sure who has two hours to spend doing something so pointless.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to get block comments or have a better way to delete comments. Thanks!! Boo to this horrible attacker!

20 comments:

JGIWC said...

LOVE your header. Who designed it?!

Southern Belle said...

I think when you click on the profile even if it's private you can block them.

Sweet Simplicity said...

That is AWFUL!!! I don't think you can block anyone w/o going private. Who would do such a thing!!!!!

Miss Madras said...

That really sucks. Hopefully there is a way to block them so you aren't forced to go private.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

GOOD LORD, that sounds awful. I got a few of those once, but no where near 300! How obnoxious. Email blogger? I don't know - you may just have to pre-approve all your comments. People are so awful!

Billie Anne said...

That's crazy. Maybe it's some sort of virus or malfunction or something?

Family Life said...

I made it so all commenters have to be approved by me before the post will show up. They show up all in a line and can just click "all" to delete or publish. Try that and see if that pushes them off. So sorry for your troubles!

QueenBeeSwain said...

freakin' A is what I thought when I saw that- what a nightmare on top of all of the nuttiness already in your life :(

kHm

Kate said...

Same thing has happened to me twice. The first time it was anonymous so I made it so no one anonymous could comment. Then a few weeks later they hit again (and had a blogger profile). I didn't even delete the most recent ones. Luckily they haven't been back for awhile (knock on wood). I have no clue what you do :(

The Blonde Duck said...

You need a spam filter. The same thing was happening to me on word press, but in English from some jerk named John (I know its a spam bot but still...)

JK said...

Some people are just so silly!!Moderating all comments seems to be the way to go! Or you can try changing your comment system to disqus- I've seen a few bloggers starting to use it. You can find more about it here: http://disqus.com

Erika said...

That's why I have comment moderation. I want to look at comments and approve them, as opposed to letting anything pop up! :)

KK said...

I have comment moderation. So if I don't want to post a comment, I just check a box and then delete. Try that. Also, is there somewhere onlike to translate? Maybe copy and paste to see what the person is saying over and over again?

GingerSnap said...

I just switched to DISQUIS but moderating would probably help too!

Her Preppiness said...

That's nasty

thepreppyprincess said...

Gosh Miss Tutu, I wish I could help, but I don't have a clue on this one.
Good luck, hopefully it can be remedied.
tp

KAC said...

ew that is so HORRIBLE....people are seriously SO annoying!!

Kristen said...

ahh I am so sorry!! that stinks! I wish I knew something to do!

Jules said...

That is awful and I have never heard of anything like this. What the heck is the matter with people? I'm sorry I don't know how to fix this, but I hope something can be done. Is there a way to report people like you can on message boards? Just throwing it out there.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I saw that last night, but did not know what it was. I'm sorry. I hope that person will mind their own business. Love & blessings from NC!

 
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