YOU GAVE ME AN EARLY BIRTHDAY PRESENT!….
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
I want to say THANK YOU for the words of encouragement and the emails and comments with suggestions on how to combat the spam…
I was almost afraid to open the site this morning and lo and behold!…..NO SPAM!!!!!!!
You have no idea what a relief it was to find zero, zip, nada!!!! I had the controls set so that I had to approve comments, so that was at least preventing the spam from getting onto the posts, but as I said, I was still getting a TON !!!
I tried two things that were recommended to me…..I changed the “close comments after a certain period of time” thingy, to 21 days…and there may have been a problem because I was marking things as spam and then deleting them…possibly not allowing enough time for akismet to recognize them as spam???…I don’t know…but something seems to be working…..so again….THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU!!