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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Must Practice Moderation In All Things, Grasshopper, Blog Comments Included.


My friend, I have some good news and some bad news.
First of all, I am back from my two week blog hiatus.
Now for the good news bad news. For 30 years or
more you have enjoyed unrestricted commenting
here on Shady Dell Music & Memories, but that is
about to change. I am sorry to report that spam
has become a major problem lately, requiring me to
change my settings and reinstate comment moderation.

Here is one of the spam comments
that I recently found on my blog:

Rich $ Famous March 17, 2015 at 1:49 am
Wassup? I just now stumbled onto your blog (and barked my shins!) As long as I'm here
let me ask you this. Do you love money?
Want more of it? How would you like to
rake in a truck load of cold hard cash, a mountain of moola to buy cool stuff like
fancy sports cars, hundred foot yachts and trips around
the world in your own private jet?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then feel free to browse my new website and learn how you can earn $1,000 a week, $10,000 a week - even $100,000 a week in the comfort of your home drinking beer, eating potato chips and watching reruns of I Married Joan. FACT: The demand has never been greater for people who sit at home drinking beer, eating potato chips and watching reruns of I Married Joan. Best of all, the more you drink, eat and watch, the more money you make! It's that simple.

Don't delay! Hurry over to my site right now and find out how you can secure your financial future by sitting at home, drinking beer, eating potato chips and watching reruns of
I Married Joan. Visit my website here:



Friends, I'm ashamed to admit that I took the bait. I fell for that guy's ruse hook, line and sinker. I paid $599.95 for his cassette tape series How to Get Rich Quick Sitting at Home Drinking Beer, Eating Potato Chips and Watching Reruns of
I Married Joan.
I followed the instructions to the letter.
I drank and drank and drank.
I ate and ate and ate. I watched and watched and watched those blasted reruns of I Married Joan.

NOTHING! 

NADA! 

ZILCH! 

ZIP! 

ZERO!

Now I'm bitter and I'm ready to go to bat
for all the other poor ignorant saps out there
who have been duped by that scam artist.
I came up with a form of blog moderation
that will defeat the spammers and spambots.
You, my loyal readers, are also affected
because it will change the method you use
to leave comments. Please read carefully.

I created an algorithm that will allow you
to submit your comment in 14 easy steps.


After solving a word scramble puzzle and correctly
guessing the name of my favorite uncle, you will
be directed to a list of advanced math equations.


When you have solved all the equations you will be
allowed to submit a comment. If you get one wrong,
you must start over with a new word scramble,
answer a different personal Shady question
and tackle a new set of math problems.
(Better start cramming!)


Sorry for the inconvenience, my friends,
but we can't let the spambots win!

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