In the past week this blog has received vast numbers of spam comments attempting to be visible on this blog. While the comments themselves appear legitimate and are often complimentary/thankful they are either originating from the same IP address and/or wish to promote a website using a shortened URL.
When making a comment you are asked for your:
Email address: Email addresses are not visible publically. However, they must not advertise any website or service.
I am not overly concerned about the domain name of an email address only the local part (yourname in the following example) namely email@example.com If the domain is found to be malicious, your comment will not be published. If your email address advertises your business e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org I will publish your comment provided it meets the additional guidelines below.
Name: This is visible publically. Your name can be real or fictitious but again must not advertise any website or service.
Website: This is also visible publically. If you choose to add a website to your comment, any website using a shortened link will not be published. Any website link provided will be vetted before publishing since I do not wish for them to be used as advertisements or for spreading malware.
For Off-topic Comments / Questions: Within reason off-topic comments will be published if they are vaguely related to what is being discussed in a blog post.
Any comment asking what blogging platform I am using will not be published since this blog uses WordPress.com
If you encounter a technical issue with this blog, please use the Contact Me page to notify me and I will do my best to resolve it for you. However, I cannot guarantee that this blog will display correctly on all devices and within all web browsers (past and present).
While I do wish to encourage collaboration/interaction on this blog being asked the same questions repeatedly becomes too time consuming to address them all and leaves less time to publish new content.
I must apologise that earlier approved comments on this blog broke the above rules and did link to websites that were undesirable, such comments/links have now been removed. My apologies if you visited these websites. Any website present/linked to within a comment or post on this blog is not an endorsement by me.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.