Sunday, August 31, 2008

Linky Love (or hate)

I don't know about any of you other bloggers but something has been happening around here that really makes me angry. I participate in several daily memes each week. Along with the memes I put up Mr Linky. I feel like it is nice to share some linky love with my fellow meme participants. Every once in a while I'd see a spam link thrown in and I would just delete it without hesitation.

It seems as though since I've joined Entrecard, I am having to work hard to weed out the spam linkies on Mr Linky. I do go back and visit the links left in Mr Linky for my fellow meme participants. It might not be that same day but I will return your visit. If I do not find the meme post, or discover that your blog is about Chicago jobs, real estate, making money online, etc and has absolutely nothing to do with this meme or you don't even participate in memes, I will remove it from Mr Linky.

Don't get me wrong, I encourage commenting. This is the best way to get a link to stay on my blog as long as the comment is valid on the post in which it is being linked to. I love it when visitors stop by via Entrecard and when you take time to comment it makes me very happy, but if you leave a link on Mr Linky and you are not participating in that meme, just know that it will be deleted and will not become part of the HTML code of the post for the Google Spiders.

16 comments, add yours here:

storyteller said...

I’ve noticed ‘spammers’ occasionally of late when I’ve clicked on links in Mr. Linky on various sites … and occasionally get similar things in comments with (5 or 6 ‘commercially oriented’ links) on my blogs when I participate in things like Sky Watch, Wordless Wednesday, and Photo Hunters. It’s frustrating … just like junk mail and those ‘automated’ phone calls. There’s just NO sense of privacy or ‘class’ for some folks I guess. I’m sorry you’re stuck ‘cleaning’ things up like this. I’m sure you have better things to do with your time.
Hugs and blessings,

Titania Starlight said...

I truly dislike spammers. Scourge of the universe. Internet telemarketers. They are getting more and more inventive in spamming. I hate when they show up in my comments. the newest one is that hey will copy another person's comment. Many times. what is up with that? Grrrrr..... I wish these people would get a life.But then again that is their job to be buttheads.

Hope you can get it stopped.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Very good points, Storyteller and Starlight. But, at least leaving a comment means they are taking some time here. I detest just link dropping and leaving.

The Woman said...

i hate it when people do that cause then I get taken to a place I don't want to be grrr

Crazy Working Mom said...

You are SO right, The Woman!! It's very aggravating.

Callie Ann said...

Well Crap you guys.. I am new to this message. Wow, good thing I dont' do to many meme's.. I get mad.. And what the hell is a google spider? sounds creepy

Crazy Working Mom said...

Callie Ann, you crack me up girlfriend. I'm glad you didn't copy someone else's comment, too.

*wink*

Natalie said...

Amen!!!!!!! That's so frustrating!!!

Akelamalu said...

I noticed quite a few spammers on the Mr Linkys for Doodle Week - so annoying to follow the link and find an advert instead of a doodle!

Heart of Rachel said...

It's sad when people abuse blog widgets like Mr. Linky.

Mimi Lenox said...

I'm gonna throw 'em all in the blog dungeon pronto!

And for your information, if you write Mr. Linky he is capable of blocking the isp that signed it in the first place and they can never do it again. I've done this with some hijacking and trouble-making fools in the blogosphere myself. You might want to try that.

Desert Songbird said...

This is just a pet peeve of mine, but it bugs me when legitimate bloggers (not SPAMMERS) leave me a link when they don't participate in the weekly theme, or, to a lesser extent, it bugs me when they leave the link to their blog but not their specific post and then I have to dig and hunt and search for the dang post. Grr!!!

Twisted Cinderella said...

I know that is totally frustrating!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I've deleted a lot of spam from this long weekend too. Lots of it. I get hit every so often and I guess this weekend is my turn. I so hate it too. Have a great rest of the weekend honey. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Kara said...

Just wanted to wish you luck tomorrow if you haven't gone into labor on your own already!

tnchick ♥ said...

I hear you!

I no longer use linky... I use too... years ago when it first came out. But, with all the spam I get (and I get a lot, 650517 spam comments ate, to date LOL) it isn't worth the trouble to weed out back links.

I've had 2 folks request it for the PhotoHunt but I told them I prefer not... because I have enough to deal with LOL