I found something weird in my notifications and it has something to do with comment liking. Here are the notifications for today.
What I want to point out is what I marked in yellow.
Why that’s odd for me:
- it looks like a link, not a username
- all of them are similar, except the third section (before the “.ru” part)
- One person could be liking my comments, but with different accounts (there is one account that has liked two comments)
- the second part (after the “www.”) is not appropriate for this blog.
What I could expect:
- they are a comment spammer
- comments may not be in english (hence the “.ru” part)
- they try to get people to visit their site that’s probably inappropriate (hence the second part)
I don’t share my notifications (except for blog updates), but that doesn’t mean your username will be hidden/unknown. If it’s really odd like the ones above, then I will post a picture of my notifs for all to see. This blog is not a forum/community for all things in general (everything that does not relate to Fantage).
The good thing is that I currently have comments disabled for non-WordPress users, so I don’t need to worry about spam comments right now. Well, the person with the weird usernames who liked my comments could comment anytime since those are WP account usernames, but I manage all the comments and I check for spam now and then. If there was a comment that I never saw, that means Akismet blocked/deleted the comment as spam. I cannot see comments Askimet has deleted, so they are never approved. Comment spam, then I will take pictures of the comments and put them on the Spam Comment Examples page and your submitted name, email address, and IP address will be there for all to see.
I don’t need to mention this again, since you all probably understand it by now.
Anyway, please do not make usernames that are inappropriate and/or look like a link, because then I would post a picture of the notifications that contain the username(s) when I see them in the notifications.