Most of you won’t need to read this post as it applies only to those who regularly comment on my blog. I woke this morning to notifications of a spammer ‘liking’ comments on my recent posts. The name starts with ‘id’ and is followed by randomly generated letters. I assume they wish to trick you into visiting their site. I did not and I wanted to spare you as well. I reported the matter to WordPress and they were already aware of the issue and working on blocking this activity. Their workaround for now is to disable comment likes which I have done. (You’ll find a check box that controls this under Sharing Options.)
I decided to write this post as I’ve been helped when other bloggers have warned of specific spammer activity.
I still welcome your comments on my blog and will respond as always. But for now I won’t be able to ‘like’ your comment in order to thwart the pernicious ‘likers’.
Isn’t blogging fun?