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Weird posts - where are they from and how to stop them (5 posts)

  1. maxelcat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am really quite new to blogging and have a small site with about 15 posts and 10 comments on it. Recently I have started to get what look like proper blog posts as comments to articles on my site. They look like a human has written them, and seem to be relying to other peoples comments.

    I don't know where they are coming from, except in the backend there is a link to a facebook page.

    Anybody got any ideas what's going on and what I can do about it. Its kinda sad because I thought things were beginning to take off a bit...

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What is your url?

  3. maxelcat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    url is http://www.maxelcat.co.uk

    Just had a post come in for this thread http://www.maxelcat.co.uk/2012/02/wtc-residentail-highlights/ which is about being a dance teacher! It looks human - I haven't approved it.

    I have noticed that in the first line there seems to be a nonsense word on all the weird posts - like its getting screwed up somewhere.

    Here it is

    Dear Tahira,I hold a degree in English and a TEFL ctriiftcaee. I am a qualified IDTA Dance teacher and have been working in primary schools for 4 years. I was about to apply for a PGCE in Drama but when I auditioned for a job, the employer informed me that the company offered PGDip in Performing Arts, which sound more than perfect; but I am now confused. Though I love working in primary schools, would the PGDip allow me to also teach in secondary schools, college or even university? I am aware the PGCE only focusing on one subject, but I feel the PGCE is far much recognized and offer great teaching methods. That will be fantastic if you could help me see the light.Best regards,

  4. maxelcat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just emailed this person back - and the email has bounced back...

    Also, a couple of the others had facebook pages so I followed those links - and they look suspicious http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Syabonga-Eric/100003405553014

    any ideas very greatfully received

    I gotta say this looking more and more suspicious.

  5. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are you using askimet? Capcha can be defeated.

    You can also set wp under dashboard settings to not accept certain words, ip's etc.

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