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Junk comments on foliopic site

Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
22 Mar 2013 6:06PM
Has anyone else had a spate of junk comments on their foliopic site, I seem to be getting a couple a day.

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22 Mar 2013 6:13PM
Yes I have Nick about a month ago. I didn't know a lot of these "things" they are offering even existed and why you might want them!!!! GrinGrinBlushBlush
Went through a spate about 6 months ago but they stopped and they seemed to have slowed down again now - I now just ignore them and delete them without even looking!!
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
22 Mar 2013 6:21PM
All I get from my foliopic are junks/spam......lol
Good job I am not expecting to earn anything from it....Grin
22 Mar 2013 9:24PM
i've had them occasionally too, usually get 3 or 4 together but had nowt for a while.
779HOB 6 1.2k United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 9:29PM
Can't you set comments to have to be approved? I thought most sites offered this now as a way of stopping spam comments.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
22 Mar 2013 9:34PM
just mean it needs to be approved to appear on website, doesn't stop it though.
779HOB 6 1.2k United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 9:42PM
Don't think anything will stop it but it's better to not have them appear I'd have thought.
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 10:02PM
Same problem here, they are trapped and I discard them but its a nuisance
Fogey 5 96 13 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 10:23AM
From my help page on foliopic............

I keep receiving spam comments how do I stop them?
If you go to Settings>Website Details then change the Spam Blocker: from Math Verfication to Image Verfication then that should stop the spam.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Mar 2013 10:42AM
It is image verification, and no, doesnt stop it.
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
23 Mar 2013 10:50AM
I'll ask the guys to look at increasing the height of the walls. You have to be careful with this or genuine none spam comments can get blocked too.
I wonder if there are certain sites that are attracted to spam. On of our old test user sites for foliopic gets loads. I get absolutely none. I have mine set to require approval.

If you haven't had much normal activity you need to work on making the site more interesting from an seo perspective. More content, more people following, more links from valued sites etc.
collywobles 14 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 4:45PM
Have also had these Spam comments mostly seem to come from Eastern Europe. Reset approval to image and it seems to have worked.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
23 Mar 2013 4:52PM
I have it set for approval, but raised it really so IT guys to be aware

Must really update my site but don't seem to have the time !
davidburleson Plus
11 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 11:53AM
We have noticed, in our case with the foliopic blog, that spammers are targeting blog posts related to 'guestbook' keyword. It might be worth seeing if there is a pattern to what the spammers are hitting as often times they target particular sites or pages based off keywords or search engine rankings.
collywobles 14 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 12:02PM
My spam was also when they posted to the Guestbook.

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