Monday night at around 11 pm, right before I shut down my iPhone and went to bed, I permanently deleted the 253 spam comments plus the 75 comments in my trash folder.

I usually check my spam and trash folders first thing in the morning to clear out whatever came in overnight. And then again, before I go to bed, to get rid of what came in during the day.

But I forgot to do that cleanup on Tuesday morning, forgot on Tuesday night, and forgot again this morning. It’s 2:50 pm my time on Wednesday afternoon and, realizing that it had been a while since I last checked my spam and trash folders, I went to see what it looked like. Here’s what I found:

That is almost as many spam and trash comments in less than two days than the total number of legitimate comments so far this month. Sheesh!

Oh well. I suppose I can take some solace in the fact that Akismet is capturing a whole lot of spam on my behalf.

22 thoughts on “Sheesh!

  1. Sadje August 18, 2021 / 4:00 pm

    It is ridiculous! What are these comments about? Advertising?


    • Fandango August 18, 2021 / 5:52 pm

      Some are advertising things like CBD oil or vaping stuff. But most are just nonsense comments, some of which are pretty funny.

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      • Sadje August 18, 2021 / 5:58 pm

        Well they must give you a reason to smile.

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        • Fandango August 18, 2021 / 6:06 pm

          When I have that many comments in my spam folder, I don’t take the time to read them. I do a mass delete.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam August 19, 2021 / 3:18 am

    Be thankful 😁

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 19, 2021 / 9:45 am

      Thankful that I get all this spam or that Akismet is catching almost all of it?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Nope, Not Pam August 19, 2021 / 1:14 pm

        Both of course, spam indicates popularity, Akismet relieves you of having it appear on your site 🙂

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  3. mariamichaela August 19, 2021 / 4:14 am

    Woah! That’s a lot of spam!

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  4. D. Wallace Peach August 19, 2021 / 6:02 am

    That’s a lot of spam! I get that too and when they’re that high, I don’t look through them for real comments. It’s just too many. On the bright side, thank goodness they’re caught and quarantined!.

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    • Fandango August 19, 2021 / 9:59 am

      I know. There may have been some legit comments that I deleted, but who has time to search through hundreds of spam comments in search of a few real ones?

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  5. Mws R August 19, 2021 / 12:14 pm

    Same here. Askimet works hard

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  6. Carol anne August 19, 2021 / 5:23 pm

    wow fandango, they love you! Lol! I am so glad I hardly get any! I get a few but nothing like what your getting! if I did I’d scream!

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