Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Apologies, Apologies, Apologies...

I feel like the silly girl who was trying to do a Good Thing and in the process ended up doing something else she should'na.

Housekeeping in my neck of the woods is something of a rarity (I must be allergic, how else can it have such an effect on me?) so when  I undertook to do a spot of Housekeeping on behalf of the Strictly site - I noticed we had about 23,000 spam comments and another 27,000 comments in an ACTUAL spam folder which I didn't even know we had.

So I spent a bout 4 hours yesterday deleting them all.  And... yes, you know what's coming because for the first few posts on here you'll notice an absence of comments. I don't know how to retrieve them (they're not 'deleted forever' so they're somewhere in the Strictly bowels and I will make it my Quest to find them, let me tell you...) but at least they're not trying to link you to nude pictures of Sarah Jessica Parker or trying to sell you Viagra and Tramadol.

So, here's some pictures of our cat Ant, doing what he does best and looking cute.  And I forgive HIM anything.  

Forgive me?


Sandra Davies said...

Certainly I do more housekeeping on my computer than anywhere else, so am inclined to agree about the allergy ... and who goes looking for comments anyway? Well done.
(But Captcha's 'lutionary' beneath this comment needs definition - a halfway stage twixt dreaming and awke, perchance?)

Debs Riccio said...

Testing, testing - any unwanted spam getting through?:)

Derek said...

Not since I changed the settings. Like an overly frisky pair of cats, all comments are vetted first!

Gillian McDade said...

I love cats! Thanks for the post, Debs!

Debs Riccio said...

ha ha, that's okay Gillian, he's a forgiveable little creature isn't he? oooh like the new photo of you :)
Sandra,I hear you! I take it your remark in brackets refers to the comment moderator box and the words you have to squint at to make sense of? Sometimes I LOVE their madeup words and think I should make a note and use it later in conversation :)