May 172011
 

Welcome once again to www.fredparry.ca  and it’s a real pleasure to have you visit the site!

For regular readers, I promised to report to you in June 2011 (I’m a bit early); regarding a problem I was having with ‘comment spam’ (a new term for me).

It seems that there were thousands of comments on my Blog that were computer generated – not from actual readers – that included promotional websites. I initially thought … well, that just how the web works; but, when it was pointed out to me that I was replying back to a software program, I felt sad and more than a bit foolish!

At that time, I decided to call on my IT ‘support team’ to come up with some way of eliminating this from happening. There were different suggestions (like pre-registration of readers); but that really meant presenting you with another hoop to jump through.

So, I opted for a more robust spam control program – which is now in effect. So to avoid having your comments (which I very much appreciate) not get through, please don’t fill the ‘Website’ section with a business-type name (most folks don’t use one, anyway). Otherwise, it will be interpreted as comment spam and therefore deleted (at least that’s the way it’s supposed to work). In any event, just use your user name and normal email (which is not published).

Well, that’s it. Please comment as you feel inclined to and thanks for your understanding … and interest in this website.

 Fred Parry

PS If you find that your  legitimate comment doesn’t get throuh the first time, please try again. Thanks!   

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