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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spam Filter

I had a troll get through my elaborate filters. In looking at the set up to see how that happened, I found several perfectly fine comments trapped in there. I released them of course and they should have posted by now. If anyone ever leaves a comment and it doesn't post immediately please let me know. I don't use verification so when you hit post you should see your comment right away.

16 comments:

  1. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    Maybe the 'Spring in your Spam' filter done got all wore out and stuff.

    I heard you can order one of them darn 'Spring things for filters' on Brownells

    Its not a controlled, registered, numbered, class three item with its own 'molecular finger print and serial number' enshrined in some buearucrat's bunker at the ATF's office.
    The 'Spam Spring Filter' can be ordered as a kit or just order the spring itself.

    By the way, the Spam Spring Filter can be had through Brownells is bigger than one of them 'micro mini AR springs' you find on an AR and it wont 'shoot across the damn room' if you don't install it right on your PC 'Hell the damn thing's the size of a walnut and the Ferrets will probably steal it.

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    1. Hey, CC. I was beginning to think you had drowned, run off with an exotic dancer, or moved to the West Texas desert. Good to hear from you.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      I've been off on the side. Just real busy and ain't really felt like commenting to tell you the truth. I guess I'm just tired out as a 'wore out spring in a mag'

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    3. Well, everybody gets tired some time. At least you aren't crab food.

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  2. And that's a reminder for us all to check our spam filters! Thanks Harry.

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    1. I get so much spam, that I'm guilty of just going to the filter and deleting the whole "bag" without checking any individual messages. I wonder how many good comments I've thrown out, and then had people wonder why their comment didn't post. I won't do that anymore.

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  3. Harry, I've had a fair bit of spillover rude and nonsensical comments hitting my blog since I commented on Yael's blog last summer. I moderate all comments on my blog so they don't get posted. But there is one character that has been posting lately on several blogs using a suitably vacuous Google plus identity under the name Sarah Miller that tried to slip some garbage through on my blog but I nipped that in the bud. Same with another raging moonbat posting as "Steve", likely the same person given the content, theme, and verbiage they used. Last June it was "Aron". Keep your eyes peeled for these maggots. They usually first try to say something friendly sounding to gain your confidence but they are just off base enough to clue you in to their dishonesty, then they turn full blown rabid koolaid drinker on you.

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  4. Michael, I thinned out a little of the give and take. No offense I hope. You know I appreciate your opinion, I just don't want to get a furor going. ;-)

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    1. That's OK Harry, I fully expected that when I responded. Best moderate all comments for a while cause the screwball will keep coming back.

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    2. Well, I hate to do that but perhaps it would be best. Just for a bit. I don't know if you remember but Kymber, Senior Chief and a few others went through this same drill some months back with another individual. I guess it just goes part and parcel with the internet.

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    3. Harry, I got mine set up so it notifies me via email that there is a post needing approval. Then it is just a matter of clicking on the embedded link in the email so that the comment is posted or deleted. You also are notified via your blog dashboard if you are on it when a post needs approval. This most recent wacko definitely came via Yael's blog as you can witness in her most recent post. On a fairly regular basis this unstable person also makes an appearance on Magnon's Meanderings with some strange and very off kilter comments full of hate and discontent.

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    4. I know Israeli's have a hard time blogging because of all the mentally and morally challenged people out there on the planet. It tells you a lot about the people who hate Israel so much that they spend so much time trying to keep Israelis from exercising the right to free speech. People like us who support Israel get "fragged" from time to time but it's just collateral damage compared to what the trolls do to Israeli blogs.

      I have never read Magnon's Meanderings but I will give it a try.

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  5. I feel so sorry that it all started because people commented in my blog last summer. Michael is right about Sara miller=Aron=alex baom. and who knows who else.

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    1. Yael, don't you worry for a second. I get TONS of nasty emails and troll stuff, and comments, but I have my filters set up to block most of it. I even took my email address off the blog, but the cat was out of the bag by then. One thing about it, I already had a good ability to swear in lots of foreign languages, as I lived and worked in 36 foreign countries during my Marine Corps career. But my curse word vocabulary in many languages is constantly enhanced by the nastygrams people send me! ;-)

      I look at the blog like it was my house. When my friends are here visiting, and a stranger comes in the door, they are welcome if they are civil. They don't even have to agree with me, I know everybody has their own opinions. But, when they insult my guests and friends, and are rude, then I show them the door. I had a blog for a long time years ago, and I didn't do this. It got completely out of control, wasn't fun any more, and I quit blogging for several years.

      The only way to avoid some element of this kind of thing is to "lock the door" and not let anyone comment except a select few. But if I did that, I would have missed out on meeting some of the nicest, most interesting people that I have for blog friends today.

      Trust me, you have nothing to feel sorry about. I even went to your blog to see if my recent troll had been there being hateful. I think it's a German elementary school student from the comments but who knows. I spent a lot of time in Germany in the 70's and 80's, really liked the people and admired them and their country. But every country has it share of sociopaths and underachievers.

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  6. Thank you so much Harry, I know that the trolls came to Michael's blog in the summer while we had the war here and i felt guilty:) i used to have a small blog that no one read and it was ok for me because i am not so proud about my English but the war brought more people who were a great support for me at that time ,and i am thankful for that people.With the good people came also the trolls from Ireland. England and Germany.As long as it is only words and not missiles it is OK for me,i can handle that.

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  7. Yael, your English is good. Seriously. I speak Spanish, but no so well as you speak English.

    Michael can handle the trolls, and so can I. There's no way people like that are going to shut either of us up.

    I actually saw Israel from the sea, during the 1982-83 intervention. I was on the U.S.S. Puget Sound as she cruised around off the Lebanese coast, and we got within sight of Israel. My wedding ring and my wife's wedding ring were made in Israel, I got them at the Navy PX in Naples, where I was permanently stationed at the time. In those days, the U.S. Navy used to go into Haifa to let the Marines and sailors have "liberty" or in other words, get off the ship. I don't know if they still do that, but I hope so.

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