Frustrated With Blogger

I get so frustrated with Blogger at times. Blogger doesn’t not have a spam filter for comments. So if comments aren’t moderated anyone can leave any type of comment they desire. They don’t allow any settings so that regular commenters can comment and new commenters are moderated.

Even word verification, the feature to type in the abstract word in a picture, does not stop an individual who wants to advertise what they are selling or share some type of sinful material.

I prefer to not have to moderate comments, takes extra time also. I don’t delete or ignore the negative comments unless they have crude or foul language in them. But I can’t seem to allow unmoderated comments without someone leaving their trash.

I have this self-hosted site which my son set up because he prefers WordPress to Blogger. This site is bereanwife.net (here) and it has the same info as the Blogspot site. WordPress has several extra features blogger doesn’t have such as pages. Separate feeds for certain topics. But the most valuable is that comments have a spam filter and comments can be set to allow regular commenters to comment while the new comments are moderated. Sometime when time allows I will have to figure out how to transfer the comments from Blogger to this WordPress site. (That’s not today!)

I apologize for any comments that may have been visible before I deleted them on the Blogspot site. Seems the bad comments pop up in the middle of the night when normal people sleep.

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6 thoughts on “Frustrated With Blogger

  1. I’m sorry you’ve had trouble. Yes, that is very frustrating. I went back to moderating comments, but it does take some time. We who are “regulars” surely know you are a woman of integrity.
    Merry Christmas, BW!
    Wendy

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Wendy,

    It is a shame when you have to moderate comments since it slows things down. Also it hinders discussing back and forth. The biggest irony is the latest spam comments were on the post “Sheer Opportunity Leads to Sin”. Guess that is just verified. 🙁 So I removed that opportunity for Satan.

    You have a very Merry Christmas, also.

    Berean Wife

  2. I got frustrated with Blogger, also. I have gotten so many spam comments i could not count them. WordPress took longer to get set up and get use to, but I love it! I finally got my recipe page fixed so that there are actual links to the recipes. 🙂

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Kelli,

    Well, at least I’m glad I’m not the only one being picked on for spam. WordPress does have lots of extra features; wish I had started with the WordPress. It also helps that my son is hosting it for me. He can doctor up WordPress while you can’t do much with Blogger.

    Berean Wife

    P.S. My arms are tired from making potato candy yesterday, also from beating the kids (vultures) away from it.

  3. It is for this very reason that I am in the transition to WordPress. I’ll be sure to send you an email when I finish moving.

    Merry Christmas, BW!

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Terry,

    Seems to be a common theme. Before long only the trash will be left at Blogger. My son said that Blogger has a bad reputation for having “virus and bug” sites, he has always said to never click on an unknown Blogger site nor to travel along the “next blog” button on the top navigation bar.

    I hope your transition will go smoothly.

    Have a Very Merry Christmas and some peaceful rest.

    Berean Wife

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