Lovely Christmas Star and concerns about Gravatar

Last Update: December 01, 2019

Hello everybody, here comes my monthly post

Close up of an old Poinsettia

Checking your website

I have renewed my yearly and in January of 2020, I will start my 4e year at Wealthy Affiliate

At the moment I am on a Christmas break. That means I will not write for my websites but will be doing a thorough checkup of everything. When you go back to old posts it can happen that YouTube videos have gone missing. I do not know why that should be but what is sure it does not look good on your post to see that grey space.

I will ask again for some more comments and keep rotating everything. I have a file with extra information which might be added to old posts. Sometimes you might not like the chosen photo anymore so you will swap it for a better one. As I have the Post Modification Date Plugin the post will look nice and fresh with a new date. It seems that the search machines like it when they see improvement and that your website is alive.

Pretty Poinsettia in the garden

Before I tell you about my latest discovery I wanted to share with you the Christmas Star I have in the garden. Actually I have some more and they have turned into gorgeous trees over the years. It must be the climate they like. I would get a little Poinsettia in a flowerpot and after New Year I would plant it in the garden.


On of the old Poinsettias in the garden

A discovery on SiteComments

Time ago I wrote a WA post. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/laparra1/blog/2-for-1-a-uniq... why I think it is a good idea to use the name of your website visitor when you reply to their comment. The same applies to SiteComments as those comments will be put on your website too.

When you get a comment you see this small picture to the top left. Most times you will see a name and probably will know this person. Now if I do not see a name I will click on this small picture to have a look at the Gravatar and normally I will see a name there which I then will use addressing this person.

A couple of weeks ago I received 4 comments on a post through SiteComments. I did not recognize these 4 people and there were no names. I clicked on the first one and got a name on Gravatar. I authorized the comment and replied. I went to the second comment and got the same Gravatar. This also happened with the third and fourth comments. I did not authorize these 3 comments and informed Site Support including a screenshot.

It happened twice again. I received 2 comments from the same person. Site Support investigated and it is 1 person who has at least 4 WA profiles. I was told there will come some changes on SiteComments as the same person is only allowed 1 comment on 1 post.

Yesterday it happened again. When I checked the Gravatar for a name I discovered the same person with 2 comments but this time it was a different Gravatar. SiteSupport was informed including a screenshot. Because of this cheating, I have lost 7 comments which is a shame. I am happy though that I insist on knowing people's names as otherwise, this issue would have gone unnoticed.

Greetings from the south of Spain.

Taetske

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ValerieJoy Premium
Good morning, Taetske,

Thanks for sending the link to your latest post.

The Poinsettia is a beautiful plant that blooms abundantly in New Zealand. I don't have it in my garden now and enjoyed viewing your photos.

I was not aware of the plugin you mention. I will take a look at it.

It's good to know that Site Support was happy to assist with the comment problem. It's unbelievable that anyone would act such as the one you describe.

Enjoy your Christmas break.

With best wishes _Valerie
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Valerie,

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

A visit to NZ is still on the list. We could not make it to America this year due to the stock market and its hickups.

I think this plugin is nice as after a checkup and facelift your post gets a new update and SEO comes to have a look.

This Gravatar story was rather irritating as I lost comments for my websites. Hopefully, some new rules will be in place soon.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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CassiOfTroy Premium
Hi Valerie,

I lived in New Zealand for 3 years.
Loved it!

Cassi
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ValerieJoy Premium
It's good to know you have lived in New Zealand. Did you live in Auckland? Auckland was where I lived all my life until almost 4 years ago when I moved the Kapiti Coast. I've just read your profile. Well done on all your activities, Cassi :)

Valerie
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CassiOfTroy Premium
Thank you, Valerie.

I lived in the South Island - Christchurch, but I travelled all over New Zealand.
You are very blessed to live there.

Cassi
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks for your response, Cassi. I've been to the South Island on holidays and found much of it to be very beautiful.

Best wishes,
Valerie
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Jules73 Premium
Love the Poinsettias, that's a mighty fine looking Poinsettia tree you've grown there Taetske, it looks amazing in full bloom.

Thanks also for the heads up on the site comments, I believe I might have received a duplicate gravatar site comment and your post makes sense to me - I puzzled over it for quite a bit so I'm glad you brought this post to my attention....the universe provides for me yet again!

Hope you're having a good December thus far and best of luck with the post edits, my site is young yet but I'll take note for when it's as mature as your ones are ;-)
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Jules,

Every year it is a joy to see the red color of the poinsettias in the garden. It gives a nice touch as the only other flowers are from the bougainvillea.

I do not know if I manage everything. As I have each website with more than 90 posts there might not be enough time, I will see how far I get.

Greetings from the south of Spain,
Taetske
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LenkaSophie Premium
Dear Taetske,
your poinsettias are amazing! I had a few in the past, always bought one at Christmas time but I never took care of it well enough. They didn't last long.
You're being a detective with the Gravatars, I would never think of that. I'm always surprised when I find out some dodgy things as I always go the honest way and that's why I was also disappointed with people many times in my life.
Wish you a nice Christmas time!
Lenka
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keishalina9 Premium
*** Beautiful poinsettias, Taetske! ... appreciate your sharing of such loveliness ...

as for sitecomments -- good on you for that discovery -- i myself don't participate in it so no comment there for that ...

.... super photography -- what kind of cam equipment do you use....

keep well, keep happy! .... ⭐️😊⭐️ ...
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laparra1 Premium
It is a rather old small Casio 9.1 mega pixels EX-Z85 Exilim.
I have it now for nearly 20 years and I think it is doing a good job.
Do you still remember that post from time ago where I photographed the raindrops? I was surprised it could do that much.

All the best,
Taetske
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keishalina9 Premium
.... Beautiful! ... as it's been said 'if ain't broke, why fix it' ... lol ....

that's wonderful the cam is still going strong! ...it's all good! ...

keep well, keep happy and enjoy a great lunch today!

all the best as ever, cheerio-o .... 🌾 ... !
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LindaF Premium
As I don't rely upon on-site comments I can't really comment on this but I love your Poinsettias I just got a freebee from My supermarket and it is a beauty I have never had one so large. if my camera had batteries I would take a picture. but you get the gist.
Just went yearly again though I would definitely be leaving this year but here you have me. after my book is published I will be back in action again at WA. I am down to 956 in Ranking after being way up there but it is all worth it. I have learned so much. bring all my work together in one place has been a real eye-opener.
So here we are again my dear friend see on Face always a better way Linda
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Linda,

Great you will be able to stay another year at WA. Your book is the most important and ranking is secondary. I know these are exciting times for you and I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Big Hig from the south,
Taetske
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