Monday, May 22, 2006
Word verification is on
What is meant by allowing comments from "Only Registered Users" in the Comments Setup section? I would like to eliminate all posts by "Anonomous" so people could only use Blogger or Other, where they at least need to enter their name. Would turning that feature in Blogger on do that? Also what are Backlinks? I am hoping some of you who read my blog & have been doing this longer than I have or were more into exploring the system can answer these questions, either as a comment here or to me via email at dick dot phillips at verizon dot net. Why do spammers and people of that ilk have to mess up a good thing for others?
I did sell my 1996 Nissan pickup truck today. Of course I didn't get as much for it as I wanted to but I am satisfied. I will no longer be spending $34.50 per month on insurance for it and it will have to be relicensed July 7th, now by someone else. I am now down to only four vehicles. Here is a photo of the truck that I listed on and found my buyer through Craigslist:
Son B is here tonight for the first time in a couple of weeks as he was off boating with the Navy. It's good to have him around again.
Enjoy your time with your son.
You might want to consider HALOSCAN for the comments; it seems to eliminate most of the spammers.
The word verification thing does work well to prevent spammers, I haven't had any since I turned it on.
BTW, I finally uploaded new pics to flickr. :)
By allowing comments from "Only Registered Users" you eliminate the Anonymous posters ... that is what I have set. No idea what Backlinks are ??? I've just turned my Word Verification off for the time being ... wonder how long before i get more spam ???
Have a great day. Take care, Meow
Why they put the links into your comments is to increase their "link count" so they will have a higher page rank with Google and other search engines. A higher page rank moves them up in the search order so when you do a search they are more likely to get a hit. You are not the first to have to turn verification on for the same reason. If they put ads on their web pages they have more chances of making sales if their page rank is higher.
I don't think I want to turn on Only Registered Users as I do have readers who are not on Blogger & I want them to be able to comment. I'll see how this works with Word Verification on for awhile. By the way, even I have to go through that on my own blog to post a comment like this one!
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