Sad to say ...

Sadly due to some recent comments/spam I've had to set up review comments before they are posted live.

I was really hoping to avoid such matters, but the ugly world and the people who sliver in it, I'm speaking of those who love to inject their underhand tactics upon others without conscious has found it's way to my doorsteps, so to avoid spreading their ugliness, I have adopted the review all comments before posting, hopefully this won't keep you. my true dear friends from future comments.

Peace Always

40 comments:

hcolvin said...

Some people... thank you for all you share with others!

Caroline said...

Sorry to hear that... But I'll still comment. I was scared by the title thinking that you were going to close the blog down. Whew... ;)

Sim said...

Hello Jerry!
Your new textures are perfect!
Thank you again & again & again!!!
Don't worry!
Ugliness is in our world, that's all.
Smile! Beauty is also in our world!
And you are in the good part of this world...
XXX Sim.

Limar said...

Well, my friend, I think there are very few bloggers left out there who don't review the comments. So, welcome to the reviewers club :D We will stand by you :)

merkusje said...

Sorry to hear that Jerry, especially as it now means extra work for you vetting the comments before they go up :/

Sometimes I despair of the world we live in.

Ann said...

I had to make some adjustments to my comment section a while back also due to spam. Those who read and enjoy your blog will understand and won't mind a bit.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

That sucks.....

I definitely had that problem too. I switched to a different format to do comments called "intense debate" and so far I haven't had an issue with spammers *crosses fingers* There are a couple other comment platforms you can use for blogger. Check them out perhaps!

Won't keep me away. I love your textures and blog :)

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Bonnie said...

Those crazies are such a sad commentary on humanity. Your new protective measures will not keep me away.

Holly said...

of course it won't. I appreciate what you do too much to let a little thing like comment moderation stop me!

A New England Life said...

Jerry,
I've found as long as I preview comments on my posts that are 7 days or older, I don't have a problem. For some reason the spammers don't seem to target my new posts, just the older ones. Maybe this doesn't hold true for your blog, I don't know.

nacherluver said...

Very sad. So frustrating how people are willing to spend so much time on ugly energy. Especially when it affects beautiful, artistic and generous energy such as yourself. A little comment moderation won't stop me! See? Here I am, commenting away!

MariaT said...

do what you gotta do...we'll be here :)

Rainier Blue said...

I am sorry Jerry. Sometimes you just have sigh and sadly shake your head at the malevolence of others. You are always so kind and giving that I like to think that you somehow help restore the balance.

Happy Saturday!

Jeanne Lobsinger said...

Wow, I am so sorry you have to put up with that crap! Don't these people realize how valuable you are?! I love your textures and your artwork and learning from you. I hope the bastards go away!

Nana said...

I am saddened that you, who shares his gifts so generously, have to contend with the "souls of naught". I do appreciate your removing the vile spew to keep readers from the rubbish.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Sorry to hear you've been hit with them too; I *lurk* on your blog and enjoy the amazing things you make.
My blog has been hit with spammers horribly lately---I turn every one in.
What a mess.....

Anne, El Milagro Studio:Little Miracles of Srt

Debra Heschl's Photography said...

I love your site & referred my other Photographer friends to you:) You have an amazing talent & I appreciate you sharing it with me & everyone else!! Unfortunately there are some ugliness out there & I truly understand why you need to be monitoring comments..I do the same as well on my website!! I look forward to seeing more of your talent!!Thanks again:)

cynthia gayle said...

Thanks for all you give away here! I don't understand the ugliness people can have. But you must have a lot of beauty inside to share the way you do. Thanks again. You have helped to make my images wonderful!

Donna said...

It is quite understandable. I have had to do that for quite some time. Even registered bloggers are spamming with porn links. It is ridiculous. Moderating comments is the only way to go.

Joanie said...

It is sad to say! But many bloggers have to do this. It won't keep the rest of us way from your beautiful art. Thanks Jerry.

J said...

So sorry that a few fools slither (perfect!) through your beautiful website. Please know that most of us truly enjoy your work and appreciate your generosity.

bBchronicles said...

I'm SORRY to hear about that - but it's the RIGHT choice!

I've been a 'stalker' for awhile just because I consider myself a Photoshop 'wonna-be'! I love all the things you have to offer but the only thing I know how to do on Photoshop is upload a photo!!! Do you have any suggestions of WHERE I can start?!? You're very unselfish in sharing all your 'stuff' and I hope to be coming back often!

Debbie said...

Agreed....if I didn't do the same, my comments would be loaded with slime. Sad to say one cannot wander through this web without the slime. No problem with comment review and moderation as far as I'm concerned.

kimi kreations said...

Crazy ugly people in this world. :/
Do what you have to do, everyone will understand...

~kimi~

charlottes web said...

Jerry,

I hate that for you. There are some ugly, evil creatures out there. That is just the world.
Please don't get discouraged....look into the light.

Kindest Regards,

charlotte wilson

Jerry Jones said...

Dear friends,
I deeply appreciate the kind vibes and brotherly support and I find the light you shine, a beacon of hope in these shark infested waters we call the world wide web.

Annmarie said...

There is always a schmuck out there to mess things up===!

Please don't let this stop you from sharing your talents with the world!

Rachel said...

I don't understand how anyone can leave nasty comments on your blog. Your creativity and generosity is overwhelming and incredibly fabulous. Thank you for continuing to do all you do for us all. (That sounded better in my head!)

phyllis said...

that really stinks, do not understand some people, and why they do what they do. you do great work, and i appreciate what you give to all of us. :)

kristianne25 said...

My heart stopped for a second I too thought you were closing down the blog...I'll never understand why some people have nothing better to do than post dumb stuff! Have a great rest of your weekend:)

Rita said...

This just means you are getting big time!!! ;-) Spammers aren't going to hit a blog that doesn't get traffic.

When I saw the title of this post on my blog my heart skipped a beat. I was worried that you were going to stop blogging! Now that would ruin my weekend (and my year). :-)

Please don't go anywhere!!!

Rita

Anonymous said...

I for one understand as I am sure others will also tell you. We just think you are an extra special talent and appreciate your generous spirit in sharing with us. Thank you.

Jan said...

I really love your work and look forward to your posts. Thanks for all you create and your willingness to share your creations with us!

Anonymous said...

So sorry... the nefarious and inadequate always prey on the productive and talented people of the world. I often think of how wonderful it would be if we could all safely share and communicate... but alas that's not the case. I can only hope that all the respect and support you get from your fans will make up for any unpleasantness.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love the way you describe them as slithering. That's so true.

Obviously they have way more time then us creative folks...

Jen

Country Girl said...

Hey, Jerry. I've been away all week and have not had the pleasure of visiting your beautiful place here. I've had trouble too with spam in the past and have found what works for me is simply using comment moderation on those that are 7 days or older. So far it's working. And I even took off my WV.
In the past, I would wake up and have 60 spam messages, mostly Asian porn and they were all on old posts.

I will continue to come here. Always.

Jerry Jones said...

Kate,

Thanks for the tips, and oddly enough, most of my spam is Asian porn also.

Linda said...

Gah! Spam sucks! I have a friend in Japan, and it seems that every time she visits my blog, she has "trackers" who follow her and try to spam me. I am moderating my comments now too in order to avoid the crassness of it all.

Thank you for sharing your textures. I've really enjoyed seeing them and have used a few just for fun...keep 'em coming!

Rylea said...

so very well spoken Sim, Jerry I agree with him. Thanks for spreading all the beauty for us to enjoy. So many of us appreciate you and your giving heart, over and over and over again. We love your work!

Kim said...

I don't blame you at all, I've had to do the same thing. :0(

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