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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Two topics to...

write about today...
Spam
Becoming a hermit
Which to choose?
Both of which hold me in a thrall
Can you help me to decide?


Well, spam it is then!?!
Just this morning I deleted 75 spam comments that had snuck onto my blog.  Is it a man, a machine or does it as if by magic appear when a word has occurred that floats its boat?  I really don’t want to go to the trouble of... the prove your not a computer sort of thing. It all becomes too tedious for the reader and the blogger.  And does anyone actually 
think ... I know what I’ll do... I will ring up about learning sandscript or maybe a trip out to Mumbai would fit the bill at this particular time in my life?  Oh and what about ‘Tortoise Haters Anonymous’,best I give that a whirl. Ooh, what a good thing this spam has reminded me to renew my membership for the ‘Cabbage Patch doll Appreciation Society’.
Then there’s the ‘Wagon Wheels were never 
this Small when I was a Kid Club’.  Or ‘I well remember the Blue Police Boxes which were shelter from the rain for six hairy old coppers before Dr Who turfed them out Society’  Good job the spam has 
reminded me of just a fraction of all that this wonderful world has to offer.  In the meantime the life of becoming a hermit becomes ever more appealing...

10 comments:

  1. Well spam is easy - delete, delete and delete. Unless of course you mean the tinned stuff, and in that case delete, delete and delete. Becoming a hermit is also easy but very lonely at times too. I often get hermity. I enjoy my own company for the most part, however I'm aware I get to choose how hermity I become, I have a hubby and family close by so I don't get totally lost up my own bum! Part time hermit is probably the way to go! Buy if you mean stopping blogging, please don't, I love reading your blog and would miss you enormously. xx

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    1. Sorry MG my reply to you was trounced by gz’s who while I was writing it nipped in between! Added to which I sometimes forget to hit the reply button as well as firing off prose without first looking to see what grammatical cock ups have snitched in... all of my own making I hasten to add! Then you’ve got that nice man who sits poised with red pen to mark my work, adding his own take on what he thinks I want to say... blooming cheek... even I don’t know ‘til it pops out, as it were!

      Anyway, in reply to your comment mine is below.

      LX

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  2. agreed.report and delete spam.
    Hermitting...interesting...gives you space to think....but not permanently...keep blogging and making us think!

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    1. All my only child life I have found the idea of becoming a hermit strangely alluring? Maybe as a child my father used to tell me stories about a tramp he called Happy Harry, magical tales. When he died in amongst his huge collection of dusty tomes were quite a few on tramps. Maybe this yen is in my DNA?

      LX

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  3. Aah! Thank you for that Marksgran, I will carry on blogging although I do get completely hacked off with spam. Just this morning I have found 75 spam comments on my blog. You just have to be vigilant, however all I really want to do is write a load of meaningless twaddle and this sensible activity gets in the way...

    LX

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    1. Get the red pen man on it! Hire him. I'm sure you could come to a mutually beneficial arrangement ;D x

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  4. Thus far I only have a very small amount of spam on my blog, about 2 or 3 per new post. I once had about 30, but that was a one-off, thank goodness. As for Spam, the stuff in tins, I actually like it! What an admission!!!
    Margaret P

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    1. Lucky you on both counts liking Spam is an admission, it’s a long time ago that I tried it, goodness knows what it’s made from? Sounds like you have been fortunate not to have attracted the more unsavoury comments!


      LX

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  5. Do you first mark it as spam, then move on to delete it? Far easier than hermiting.

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    1. I do now, at first I just deleted it. Being a bit slow on,the uptake I suddenly realised just deleting it means they can revisit and do it again. Even so I do tend to get the same thing keep reappearing.

      LX

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