Hope That Your Name Isn’t Eric Jones
Never hosted a WordPress site? You wouldn’t know how much spam comes from an asshole named Eric Jones.
So Just Hope That Your Name Isn’t Eric Jones…
…if you want to interact with me, that is.
I think his spam is automated. And I think the automation searches for contact forms. I use a plug-in for my forms called Formidable Forms which seems to attract Eric’s bot on all my WordPress sites.
There are ways of reducing the amount of his spam. You can put in a “honeypot” field on your form that humans can’t see. So, if he automatedly fills it in, you know it’s a bot. If you pay for Formidable Pro, you can also exclude him using certain key words.
But my question is…does anyone ever reach out to this guy’s advertised web sites?
I have to admit, his spam turns me away from doing business. Just like my extended car warranty calls.
Could you imagine be constantly harangued to read QueerJoe? With no ability to unsubscribe that you could trust? (and by the way, when you sign up for my newsletter, you are offered the chance to cancel in every e-mail you get from me)
Knitter’s Relief Balm
Chiki Buttah, the makers of Knitter’s Relief Balm is having a 22% off sale if anyone was hoping to try their product (which I highly recommend…I just used it to get rid of a tension headache).
I finished the Snug Cowl/Gaiter with 2 four-round stripes.
I will never do this again…the tangles were painful.
But I also used some of the leftover yarn to make a hunter’s cap.
I had to try it on to see when to begin decreases.
Hats aren’t my thing, and orange isn’t a real good color for me. But, this bright orange goes over well with some of the hunting crowd in Flemington, New Jersey.
But Thaddeus likes it too, so it may never see a craft show table.