Reasons to get a Gravatar - So I don't lose you in the spam! ~ the little lioness

Reasons to get a Gravatar – So I don’t lose you in the spam!

Since I upgraded to the latest version of Akismet, it’s been working in overdrive! Maybe it’s the season, like getting waaaaay more junk mail, but the spammers have having fun, but fortunately, going through to spam.

UN-fortunately, a few of you have been sent into the spam filter. I know I’ve fished Veronica out of there recently. At least she was easy to find.

Why was she easy to find? Her little Gravatar next to her comment helped me when skimming the spam comments to see if there was anyone real in there. I love Gravatars, helps in getting that little bit more personality across – for those of you who are all for blog branding and crap stuff like that, you can carry it over more easily onto other people’s blogs. It also gets picked up by some forums and other sites when the manager is cluey enough to use a plugin for it. Beats uploading an icon each time!

So, I would suggest you get a Gravatar so I’m less likely to lose you if you accidentally fall into my spam folder!

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20 comments for “Reasons to get a Gravatar – So I don’t lose you in the spam!

  1. December 9, 2010 at 7:45 am

    *waves* here I am :)

  2. December 9, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I agree. Gravatars are a great way to easily spot real people in the spam folder!

    • December 10, 2010 at 7:24 pm

      It’s like oh look, not a default one. Though some spammers have them! Mostly those promoting a non porn/drug site.

  3. December 9, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Maybe… But then again perhaps I am a spammer :-)

    • December 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm

      I’ve fished you out before ;)

  4. December 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I got caught in the spam filter? *sniff*

    Thankyou for catching me. Yay for Gravatars!

    • December 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

      You’re out now though!

  5. December 10, 2010 at 11:53 am

    A gravatar is also useful if one (me) might use their gravatar as means to communicate their interest in something like say a good book by a vocalist from “Bad Religion” discussing his life, how he earned his PhD in zoology, lectures concerning life sciences and paleontology, and continues to write damn good music.

    Of course after writing this, I wondering — Am I spam?

    • December 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm

      not this time ;)

      ps you google yourself, don’t you?

      • December 11, 2010 at 9:45 am

        Not me, but ChristopherTK. Is there something I should know?

        Instead of using bookmarks I use the ChristopherTK image page on Google to keep track of some of the sites I visit. Seems to work, though I suppose I could just use bookmarks but that would be to easy.

        • December 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm

          nah just had searches arrive for ChristopherTK, and my guess was you were chasing yourself up ;)

  6. December 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog today, and you are so right – gravatars make such a difference!

    • December 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm

      Yay! Thanks for sharing your pic

  7. Liz
    December 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Hi Fiona,
    I came across your blog via Lisa (bikebakeblog) and wanted to say hello – I’m an Aussie fitness fanatic who’s looking to connect with other Aussie fitness and health bloggers. I really like our American friends but it would be exciting to grow fitness and health blogging more here (and go to groovy blog conferences!).

    Liz N (Brisvegas)

    • December 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

      Cool :) I’m nowhere near Lisa’s standards, but I try to look after myself!

  8. December 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    You are here

  9. Deb
    December 10, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I was just thinking this the other day, but then I came across spam with a gravatar :s It does make it a little easier though.

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