Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I Wish I Could Read The Comments On My Most Popular Post!

UPDATED 10/20/09 AT 3:45 P.M.: Thanks for all your help everyone. I had a feeling it was junk but since it looked like it came from different people, wasn't sure. This is crazy! I deleted all of them and activated comment moderation for posts older than 14 days for now--I spent 20 minutes cleaning this mess up--not how I had planned on using this time but I'm glad it's solved now.

What is my most popular post on this blog? It's "Will God Forgive Abortion?" It has 45 comments but unfortunately, most of them are apparently in a different language so I don't have a clue what's going on (only 7 are in English). At first, I thought it was spam so just deleted a couple when they started up, but then I realized that perhaps it was Japanese or Chinese because there were different numbers of characters as the names. Maybe if you took a look at the comments on that post, you could help me out. I assume there must be some heated discussion going on there. I can't really moderate if it I don't know what they are saying.

Has this ever happened on your blog? Should I count this in my most popular posts even though most of the comments are not in English? What would you do? Can anyone translate for me or at least summarize what is going on there? It's the only post that this happened on.

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9 comments:

Kathy said...

Hi, Karen. My opinion is that they're spam. Looking at the websites that the links point to, it feels spammy to me. I did take a chance and click on one of them and it opened up to a less than reputable site. I wouldn't worry about deleting them, but wait for others to give their opinions. Maybe someone can actually translate, just to be sure.

Daisy said...

Sorry to say, I think it is spam, too. You can go to Google.com and then click on "Language Tools" to translate from Japanese to English.

I translated one of the comments for you, and it says:
"Must see you want to make money easily reverse ¥ in Club site is only part-time to meet the needs of women to register for free. Now back in high-income people Motareta ¥ beginners interested in the relationship is of interest to the TOP page."

I don't know how specific posts get targeted like that!

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

Karen,
One morning I woke up and I had a brand new top commentator. It was spam. Just a one line comment with a link. I had to go back through my entire blog and remove all the comments (back a year) because someone told me if I didn't remove them, it would leave potential bugs on my blog.
Then I enabled comment moderation on posts older than 2 days. Works like a charm.

Sandee said...

I'd get busy deleting all of them. They are pornography sites. That just doesn't fit your blog at all. If you don't believe me than click on the comment senders link. All pornography.

Have a terrific day Karen. :)

tahtimbo said...

Hi, I translated one and this is what I got...Esu the first site created. Purofu has created so hard I've made friends here. I do not have Purofu tempered person who showed it to friends if Mel? I put so please contact addy.

I agree, they are spam. I would do what Mountain Woman suggested and turn-on comment moderation. I have it on for all posts 14 days and older (I have blogger and this is their default setting)and it works great.
Good luck!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Thanks for all your help everyone. I had a feeling it was junk but since it looked like it came from different people, wasn't sure. This is crazy! I deleted all of them and activated comment moderation for posts older than 14 days for now--I spent 10 minutes cleaning this mess up--not how I had planned on using this time but I'm glad it's solved now.

Lin said...

Oh, what a mess! I had some chinese spam on my favorite blogs link box--I wasn't sure what it said, so I deleted it too. Sorry that this happened to you.

The Constant Complainer said...

What a mess. I feel bad for you. Nothing ruins my day faster than SPAM comments and codes that I have to clean up. It's to the point where I am very hesitant to approve comments that seem weird. I usually go check out a site, like others mentioned above. You just have to be careful. I ended up installing a new widget which did the trick and was recommended by another blogger. I haven't had any problems since then.

Controlling My Chaos said...

Occasionally I get these types of comments too and I just delete them. Generally if a comment includes any kind of link, I assume that it's not a legitimate comment.

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