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What is the difference between spam & trash?

What is the difference between spam & trash?

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Website Development & Programming

Hi awesome peeps

I have been receiving some very strange comments on my website. I don't waste much time on them and usually hit "Trash".

But, I am now wondering

Hi, Louise

Check out this reference: https://wordpress.com/support/comments/#unwanted-comments-and-comment-spam

My understanding is that marking a comment as spam flags it for Akismet, the spam filter that WordPress uses.

If you put a comment in trash, you bypass this process.

That being said, the spam filter alone does not seem to be very effective.

Therefore, I put the commenter's IP address in the blacklist window (under discussion) and mark the comment as spam.

That seems to work for me without adding an additional plugin. However, I'm only getting about 12 to 13K site visits/month. When my traffic doubles that it may no longer be effective.

Frank

Thank you, Frank. I appreciate your assistance.

I need to put the commenter's IP addresses in the blacklist window - unfortunately, a couple of the articles on my website are really attracting some trouble.

You’re very welcome, Louise!

Some of these characters use multiple ip addresses, but just keep putting them in the black list before marking spam and you’ll begin to see a difference. 😎

Frank 🎸

Spam is the unwanted incoming stuff that you should be wise not to click on. It could harm your device.

Thank you, Isaiah

I know what Spam is and what trash is, lol.

Maybe it's a language thing when I said "maybe it would be better to spam these comments than to trash them." I was using the words "spam" and "trash" as verbs. As in what action should I take, spam or trash? 😁

Trash is something you want to throw out vs spam is unwanted incoming comments.

Thank you, Abie.

I know what Spam is and what trash is, lol.

Maybe it's a language thing when I said "maybe it would be better to spam these comments than to trash them." I was using the words "spam" and "trash" as verbs. As in what action should I take, spam or trash? 😁

Trash.

If spam, and you have plugins attached, then such comments can educate "intelligent" anti-spam plugins. However, I make sure I do not click any links within, it may send a signal to the spammer, they'd know you are a real person.

Thank you for you notes.

somewhere i read that clicking spam alerted the sender to the fact that you had done it ( if they are a spammer then they know your site is active)
whereas trash just moves it to the trash bin...
i tend to just trash it and look for words my normal visitors would never use and add them t othe list of blocked words...
i know wordpress had an issue that if there was a link in the comments - even if it was not approved - then they could get a backlink...i hope that has been fixed in the munerous updates in wordpress...

Many thanks, Phil.

You were one of the few who understood my questions 😊

Maybe it's a language thing, when I said "maybe it would be better to spam these comments than to trash them." I was, of course, using the words "spam" and "trash" as verbs.

The next question: "What is the difference between spam and trash?" referred to the two words as verbs again. But, what happened is that I received responses telling me what spam is and what trash is, lol!

I need to be more careful with the way I write - it appears that being literal may be the best way to go. As in, "should I mark the comments as spam or trash?" and "what is the difference between marking the comment spam instead of marking it trash?"

Living and learning 😁

i have found that there has been a lot of interpreting questions - that i find simple if you have actually done anything with your site...
but if you are a starter, beginner or not had any spam comments then you don't know how to deal with them...
and adding comments helps with the ranking here...nothing to help on their sites...but that ever slow climb towards that magical ambassadorship...

if you want i could write chapter and verse of what spam and trash is, but i think you probably know...lol

glad it helped, just a shame i can't find the reference i read about the pingback if marked as spam...
the only half reference is that under settings discussion the disallowed comments key adds them to the trash rather than spam - so there must be a difference....

Spam you don't want because it could endanger your PC/ phone. Trash is not bad stuff but stuff you'd rather not sit on. Kind of like sorting your paper mail..

Thank you, Melanie

I know what Spam is and what trash is, lol.

Maybe it's a language thing when I said "maybe it would be better to spam these comments than to trash them." I was using the words "spam" and "trash" as verbs. As in what action should I take, spam or trash? 😁

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Is this working? someone said it's not

Is this working? someone said it's not

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I just saw in Live Chat that someone is not able to post a question here - so this is a test question :-)

It comes through fine.

I see you, Louise!😎

Hey Louise,

You might suggest to that member to try using a different browser.

Hope you find this helpful.

Working.

Absolutley. Test passed!

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Is it possible to host a .co.za site at wa?

Is it possible to host a .co.za site at wa?

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Hi everyone

I am looking for simpler ways to manage my employer's website and am sure I've asked this question before, please forgive me if I did and just cannot remembe

Yes you can point it to WA servers - you can't transfer as it is unsupportive TLD.

To update your domain DNS settings to point to WA. Here are the DNS settings.

ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

Hi - as far as I am aware. you can point the nameservers here for hosting, but not transfer the registration of the domain.

Hi Diane

Thank you for your response. Please excuse my ignorance, I understand what hosting is, when it comes to registration I'm not sure what that means. Can you help me find out how would I find out where the site is registered?

Many thanks
Louise

Try here, simply put the URL name in. It will also tell you when it is due to expire.

https://who.is/

you should be able to ....
just point the nameservers to wa ...
make a backup of your site before you do ...
you will need to restore it after it appears in your domain list here...
or ask support to migrate it across for you....easiest option
the only thing you cannot do is to move the registrar to wa as they are not allowed ot sell country domains...but that is no problem...
phil
which hosting are they using now...
check the sitespeed before you move it and after...
would be interesting to do a comparison....

Hi Phil

Thank you for your advice.
The site speed test will be interesting for sure.
I just need to figure out where it is registered now, I've asked Diane the same question - any idea of how I would find out where the site is registered, please?

Many thanks again
Louise

you can try here
https://lookup.icann.org/en
but it sort of helps as my sites come up with enom.inc rather than wa (this is who it is registered with)
can you then change it ... not without logging in

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