What I Go Through …

Okay blog readers – I have a question.

How important is it to you that you can comment on the blog?

I have to ask, because one of Mark’s post has pulled in over 237 comments. 235 of those comments are spam.

How can I tell? Read these and tell me what they contribute to any conversation about ventriloquism…

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“The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me up to this one. After all, I understand it had been my alternative to read, but I really thought youd have anything interesting to say.”

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That, along with the fact they all have links to gaming sites, hack sites, gambling and porn sites, oh, and one banking site which I wouldn’t trust.

So yes, I have them diverted to a spam folder, and even though I have notifications turned off, I get digest emails that alert me I need to clean things up. Plus I usually spend a few minutes checking through to make sure someone’s real comment wasn’t put there by mistake. It takes time, energy and web site resources.

So what do you think? If you feel we need the comments, let me know below. If you feel you can talk on the site forum, share your comments there. Personally I’m a bit frustrated with the fact the spammers found us. But they have – in a big way!


About The Author

Tom Crowl

MaherStudios.com, creator of Learn-Ventriloquism.com, Professional ventriloquist.



  • Aleida Quick

    October 20, 2015

    Tom, I think we should do what is easiest for you. I can comment on the forum just as easy. Either way is fine with me. I enjoy the blogs and I enjoy being able to comment about them. I’m very sorry that the site has been hacked!

    • Tom Crowl

      October 21, 2015

      Not exactly hacked Aleida – but found. Spammers send out coded programs that “find” sites and then inundate them with “comments” in hopes they will be posted and lead back to their sites. They basically suck up resources by continuing to try and post on the blogs. We had 23 since the last post. The forum is behind a member’s area, so “bots” can’t gain access.

  • Tom Conner

    October 21, 2015

    I believe commenting on the site forum would be appropriate for the blogs.

  • Aleida Quick

    October 21, 2015

    You are right, Tom, spammed is a better word for it. I apologize. It is just a shame that it has happened!

  • Bill Smith

    October 28, 2015

    As long as I don’t have to shuffle back & forth between here & the forum to read the post & then comment, I’d be fine with commenting on the forum. I’m not on this page much lately, so am not up with how the forum works in connection with the blog here. I’ll have to check it out. & Hello by the way Tom! Bill Smith here. The one who met you at the Sandy creek county fair {Sandy Creek, N.Y.} years ago where you did a magic act, & gave you the info for Maher studios as you wanted to take the course & learn vent. WOW! You did GOOD!!! Look at where you got in vent both with Maher, & your act!! BRAVO!! 🙂

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