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1. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1051 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I got an email which said that Sharita Bessick had posted a comment - this was the comment

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-spam comment removed-

This seems like spam to me and I deleted the comment but later I went to look for Sharita Bessick and could not find her.

[ Edit: Don't help spammers by reposting their spam ]

2. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 259 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

On what thread did you get the comment notice?

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1625 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

We really should edit out that link so it doesn't get indexed by search engines and associated with us. For that reason I've flagged Rosalie's post for mod attention.

4. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1051 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

It was on a trip I made to Europe in 2009 which I just recreated from VT notes and the specific post in the thread was https://grandmarbaltic.travellerspoint.com/77/ "Always the Wrong Side"

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5375 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Your blog allows comments from everyone, including non-travellerspoint members. (There's a preference that you have enabled for this in the blog settings.) This particular spam comment was almost certainly from a spammer who made use of that, and didn't bother registering at travellerspoint, which explains why you can't find an account for the spammer.

The good thing about this is that as the owner of the blog, you have to manually approve all comments from non-members before they show up, so the spam was never visible to the wider world.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Jun-2019, at 18:58 by Sander ]

6. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1051 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

OK - I did enable non-member comments because family members are not travellerspoint members. And I will keep it that way - I just did not understand that the person who posted the message was not a member.