When I decided to do this it was because I was going to be traveling for many weeks. A few weeks before my travels, I was experiencing a tremendous increase of SPAM. WordPress does have askimet which monitors SPAM. They go into my SPAM folder and are held there.
Then, I delete them. I was getting up to 25 SPAMS a day which meant that I had to go into the folder daily in order to ensure that they were deleted. My train of thought was that in the 3 weeks I would be gone the SPAM would be sitting in the folder causing who-knows-what. I decided to create the “Private” setting to avoid having them do something to my computers.
My Bad …
You see, it made it seem that I was being selective as to who could read my blogs. It wasn’t my intention. I can best explain it as this – It would be the equivalent of my leaving the doors to my home wide open and not expecting someone to go in and cause damage or theft.
These sneaky SPAMMERS were sending vile and graphic ‘XXX’ rated emails in addition to some offensive and appalling material that I prefer not to repeat. My plan on my return was to contact WordPress to inquire about the large amount coming through on my blogs.
My apologies to anyone who I may have been offended with the “Privacy” setting on my blogs. I hope you can understand my quandary about this SPAM issue.
I am back and hope to add more interesting posts for all of you to read and enjoy.
With Deepest Sincerity,
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