Monday, April 18, 2011

Before I forget....

I just want you to know that Blogger's spam detection works! I have had some issues with Blogger since changing from Windows to a Mac but slowly but surely they are being resolved. Owner/operator error has also played a part in the mess I had to deal with in the last couple of weeks!

One of the changes I made in the comments section was to get an email notice when someone posted a comment on my blog. Very nice. Before that I was compulsively checking my blog very frequently. This also enables me to email back if someone has a question. Very efficient. 

So imagine my surprise when I received emails from some shady lady escort services in London with pictures!!!! I went quickly to my blog and no questionable comments were posted thank goodness. However, Blogger's spam detection had stopped 21 spam comments. Thank you Blogger.


 I have a new filter for my camera by Digital Concepts. There are 4 filters which magnify in different strengths. The rose is magnified 10 times as is the silk poppy below.



These were not expensive. I ordered them on Amazon.

We had dinner with friends and here is a collage. I will post more pictures later this week.


Have a great week!

23 comments:

Jackie said...

Hi Carol, I too am glad that there is a spam filter on the comments now I am word verification free. I have had a couple that have less than pleasant that have gone in the spam filter and not visible by other readers of my blog!!

Lovely rose collage and look forward to seeing more pictures later in the week.

We have visitors tonight , I must remember to take a couple of photographs of the table, it will be high tea with an Easter theme.

Have a good week, Jackie.x

Snappy Di said...

Yep... the spam detector catches a few a week for me too... can't say I have ever gotten a lot of spam on my blog, but even one is annoying as I don't like my readers to have to see that junk.

Love the strawberry and kiwi shot. For some reason it just seemed like a very cute relationship they have... LOL

Di

From the Kitchen said...

Carol: Thanks for the information. I've looked all over my blog and can't find where to check what's in "spam". Where do I look?

I am going to look at those filters you have for the camera because I like what they do.

Best,
Bonnie

Vee said...

Yes, I'm always surprised when a blogger says that she is still having trouble with spam because this new system is really working. Yes, we may get notified as you did, but it's no reason to slap on those multiple checks. Oops, I'm about to be guilty of venting in your blog. Stopping now. You are so good at pressing on to new things with the filters. I'm stuck in my comfort zone.

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm glad things are working out for you with blogger. Your photos of the flowers are beautiful. Have a great week. Blessings, Pamela

EliFla said...

Blogger's filters are very good!!!

Carol...your pics are perfect!!! HAve a happy Easter , hugs and blessings, Flavia

PeggyR said...

Your pictures are lovely! Have a great Easter!

Miss Char said...

I am grateful for the spam catcher too. It's amazing the weird stuff out there and how it filters down to us. Your pictures are beautiful, I need to get cracking on learning more about my new camera. Thanks for sharing.

-☼-Icy BC said...

I had a few nasty spam comments before, so now I turn on comment monitor, since I'm always late checking in..

Beautiful photos..

Snap said...

lovely images, Carol. The rose and the poppy are beautiful. Nice evening out! Hang in there ... i think you will enjoy the MAC. I LOVE mine and would never go back to a PC.

j.hogan16 said...

Carol, I see you are enjoying your new lenses and have taken some fabulous pictures.

John & Dean

Claudia said...

I get my comments in email form, too. I've been doing that since I started the blog and it is really a time saver. Plus, like you, I can respond to the email directly. All good!

xo
Claudia

xinex said...

Great photos, Carol. They look really nice..Christine

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful pictures of the Rose, Carol. Glad you are getting along better with your Mac. Take care and have a great week.

Kathleen said...

I have always had the comments emailed, and sometimes they let some spam on, but NOT anymore. I get the email, but it goes into the spam comments and never makes it to the blog. I am very happy, and I wish people would give it a try and remove that word id thing. They can always put it back!
Have a very Happy Easter, Carol!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

I'm so glad things are looking up for you! Your new filters are awesome too...keep it up. I always enjoy my visits here.

Bella said...

Love the images - your new filters are wonderful. I have noticed Blogger's spam protection works, too ~ thank goodness considering some of those comments! Yeesh. :) I had to stop by and tell you that the prints I ordered for my shop came in this afternoon and they are beautiful. I was so happy/relieved I can't tell you! I had them printed on metallic paper to best reflect the light in this particular batch and that really worked incredibly well. One more thing to cross off the list. :)

Maggie said...

Gorgeous mosaics, Carol.
The filters are a great idea, I can see you playing with these for quite a while, have fun.
Maggie

podso said...

The roses are beautiful and I like what you brought to your collage from your dinner with friends. Yes that blogger spam thing is great; kind of takes care of the need for comment moderation.

Rettabug said...

Camembert cheese, strawberries & kiwi & good friends...what else could you need??
Lovely photos & I, too, admire you for stretching out of your comfort zone. I still need to read the book on my new camera. ~~insert rolled eyes~~

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

So far even with no word verification I seem to be staying spam free. How lovely to see my button in your side bar. I will return the compliment and add your to my dedicated badge page. Your collages are great.

Karen said...

Beautiful pics! And I like your blog look...

Porch Days said...

Your blog looks so different I thought I was in the wrong place! Glad you are getting your blog problems worked out. Surprised you changed to a Mac. Good move. I have always used Mac and am happy with it.
Nancy

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