Your Readers Are People

Excellent advice from Happiness Engineer James Huff about being true to your audience, WordAds or not! (via Google Plus embed)

The Secret Recipe of Comment Spam Comments

Because it bears repeating.

It seems there’s been a recent uptick in the number of spam comments getting through Akismet’s filters. If you see comments like these waiting for your approval (i.e. *not* already in your spam folder), mark them as spam and only spam. Do not put them in the trash folder.

On the other side of the pond, UK users who are customers of BT or Sky broadband have been finding that their comments are inadvertently being marked as spam. If you are a user that fits that description, please fill out the contact form on the Akismet website or email the folks at Akismet support (support AT akismet DOT com) and make sure to mention that you are a UK community member and your Internet Service Provider.

Related: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/whats-the-deal-with-spam/

Lorelle on WordPress

Articles about blogging tipsMr. Louis Vuitton just sent me a message in my blog comments I’d like to share with you. I share this touching message because it is highly educational when it comes to the art of spam comments, and serves to remind us of why we love having Akismet, the best comment spam fighter, on our WordPress sites.

It is really self-explanatory, but if you need translation, I will do so after the following quoted comment. I’ve broken it up into sections to make it easier to read.

{{I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. {It’s|It is} pretty worth enough for me.
{In my opinion|Personally|In my view}, if all {webmasters|site owners|website owners|web owners} and bloggers made good content as you did, the
{internet|net|web} will be {much more|a lot more} useful than ever before.

I {couldn’t|could not} {resist|refrain from} commenting…

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The Power of Authority

DLD13 happened just a couple of weeks ago in Munich and they were very generous in live-streaming the entire 3-day conference on their website. If you missed it, you can watch a select number of videos on the DLD13 website or on YouTube, which fortunately includes this not-to-be-missed discussion between four veteran media insiders, Jeff…