And I'm now locked out of LJ when using my smartphone or the wireless hotspot that I have because they use continually dynamic IP addresses. LJ is trying to stop the spammers and denial of service types and managed to block legitimate users. I can get in at work (static IP), but living out in the country where the only way I can get access if using the hotspot or the phone, I'm blocked.
Sorry that you're having to do this.
2012-11-01 08:17 pm (UTC)
Just so you don't go cold turkey...
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I found a rather perplexing spam advertisement amongst all the shoes and purses which prompted tomorrow's scheduled post - something very nearly inconceivable (though I did do my due diligence and found it an expanding market). I almost left a link to the graphic I found during my research, but I don't want to give too much away :D
Weird right? I was getting a bunch on entries nobody read when I made them, months or years ago. I can only imagine what it is like for someone like you.
I had to disable anonymous content about a year ago. As soon as I started aggregating twitter posts into a daily entry. Something about the hash tags drew the spambots.
Yeah, I've been getting 1-3 a day for the last few months--a sudden jump from barely one a year. And they're screened, so no one ever sees them but me. And they annoy me sufficiently that right now I wouldn't want even a genuine Coach bag if I were handed one on the street for free. (Or Ugg boots, or...)
That's why I switched to "friends only" some time ago. I didn't just get adverts, which are plenty annoying, I was getting really creepy, skeezy stuff. If there's a Hell, spammers will have a nice, big fire to sizzle in.
I've been friends only for years so never see the spam.
I have had a slew of very complimentary robots on my blog. They aren't selling anything, but I fear these are the scout bots before the handbags and penile enlargement bots.
We keep getting people posting questions about shoes on 365, and they have to register, defeat the captcha system and then post a ridiculous question that immediately gets them deleted - what's the point? And more importantly, why I can't I prevent it?
I've so little surplus bandwidth available, wasting any on cleaning up other people's trash is frustrating as hell.
Honestly, I think that might be a good idea. Sorry it came to that, though.
I don't think you need to be sorry about anything. Why should you put up with all that work?
What, you didn't want the BVLGARI sunglasses? Sheeeeeesh. And here I thought they were all the rage. ;)