How many of you hate spam as much as I do? My website has been getting spammed by several different people 8-10 times a day. It was getting really frustrating and I didn’t know what to do about it.
I spent some time in the last two weeks cleaning out my main computer files, including the hundreds of bookmarks I’ve saved over the years. During that time I ran across one for Castle Cops.
Their spam reporting area reads like this:
Spam Incident Reporting and Termination(TM) Squad
A global spam termination operation launched by CastleCops, the volunteer SIRT Squad is comprised of folks who report spam, investigate spam, and actively work on spam takedown and termination. SIRT is funded by CastleCops. Become a SIRT Squad terminator by reporting spam today!”
So, I decided to give it a try with the two spammers who were filling my website comment section with dozens of fake “comments” per day.
It was simple to just copy and paste the spam post into the provided area, then copy the 4 digit code into the appropriate box and report it. I’ve been doing this with each new spam comment I receive. I simply leave the Castle Cop site open in a tab and when I’m spammed I take a moment to report it.
I am delighted to report that within the past week my two biggest spammers have totally disappeared – at least from my site.
I’m sure spam will continue to be around, but I no longer feel like such a victim. The few seconds I take to report it using Castle Cop make me feel like I’m doing something about it that will help all of us free ourselves from some of the spammers.
Give it a try and let me know what happens. http://www.castlecops.com
Finding joy – and less spam – in the journey,
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© 2007 Phyllis Sather
Contact me at: Phyllis@Phyllis-Sather.com