Thursday, July 26, 2012

Anonymous comments and a car seat update

When I first began blogging, I didn't use word verification at all. After a few weird comments, I set up word verification for comments to posts that were older than 14 days.  The autobots or whatever they're called that phish used to appear only on older posts. I still have my setting at 14 days for word verification to kick in, but lately more anonymous comments are showing up in my spam file. I see them in preview mode in my email and periodically delete them in Blogger. Once in a very great while, an anonymous post is from someone who doesn't have a blog but is writing a sincere comment. I think I've had two of those in four years. I don't have a complaint about those other than it is frustrating when you can't contact the person to thank them or answer a question they may have posed.

Sometimes an anonymous comment is in a foreign language, sometimes it is unrelated sentence fragments, sometimes it is in computer language and sometimes it is nothing more than a series of hyperlinks that I am not about to open, especially when they don't seem to have anything to do with the subject of that day's post!

Here is an interesting one from a few days ago, on the post about the graduation card:
long time no see tom if your still knoking around here is there web address and details, they have a wealth of knowledge , mention martin put you on
Okey dokey Martin!

How about this comment on an old post about cupcakes:
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If I find a widget that will explain what a promenade dress might be and how it relates to cupcakes, I'll be in touch.

And the car seat posts garnered quite a few anonymous posts. Here are two with links purposely deleted:

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And then there is this one, also on the car seat post, perhaps by a real person. Should I feel bad about this?
The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.
Gasp! I wasn't interesting enough for Anonymous! I disappointed them and I whined! I'm just an attention seeker!

Get over it Toots. A blog is a journal that someone chooses to put online. You are welcome to your opinion but if you were Googling for something that accidentally led you here, learn how to scroll by search results that don't apply to your needs. You wasted more of your precious time writing your comment even though you didn't take the time to use three apostrophes in your contractions. If you want to be critical and snarky, I'm ready. Just sign your comment and leave an email or a blog address for all of us to enjoy.

As for the car shopping experience, hubby and I headed out to Toys R Us which I hadn't thought to look at online. Go figure, they're closer than Babies R Us or Target. I thought all baby furniture, strollers and car seats had been moved to Babies R Us. Hubby examined all that fit my basic criteria and we selected the Graco Nautilus model. We'll probably visit the Prince this afternoon and see if meets his approval. 
It cost less than my wedding dress and just slightly more than my last grocery shopping tab. You'd think being Grandmum to the Prince would get me free groceries, wouldn't you? Heck, I shouldn't have to shop or cook at all! Monarchies in this country just aren't working correctly.

I hope that opinion doesn't disappoint anyone!


SkippyMom said...

Can you imagine the multitudes I disappoint with a title [of my blog] being "I Make Soap"?

I have one standard reply to Anonymous posters who are upset with my lack of soap making posts.

And what in the heck was whiny about looking for a car seat for his Royal Highness? Jeesh. A sense of humor Anon - get yourself one.

Chatty Crone said...

That is funny - I don't get any - knock on wood! lol sandie

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