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COMMENTS: On my own blog!

  1. How is it possible to comment on my own blog posts?!! LOL.

    As I am working in my jmnpixels bog right now, a notification arrives. I look at it and it tells me that I have a comment waiting in jmnpixels. I look at the comment and here is what I saw:

    Welcome | JMN PIXELS
    jmnpixels.com/2012/09/05/welcome/
    74.200.244.16

    Submitted on 2012/09/19 at 9:19 pm

    [...] Melbourne Camera Club Highly Commended Award for Open EDI: “Interleaved”. ( See post here ) – Aug 2003 Melbourne Camera Club Commended Award for Set Subject Slides: ‘Worm’s Eye [...]

    This looks like a pingback to me, but how has it happened?

    There was also one comment reply appearing on my jmnartsy blog, which was a direct copy of an emailed reply I made to someone else's comments!! I have deleted it.

    What is going on, guys?

  2. This looks like a pingback to me, but how has it happened?

    It is possible to pingback yourself if you link to posts on your blog.

    There was also one comment reply appearing on my jmnartsy blog, which was a direct copy of an emailed reply I made to someone else's comments!!

    Replying to a comment via email actually does not go to the comments, it is instead placed as a reply comment on your blog.

  3. See here please for a description of pingbacks and much more > http://en.support.wordpress.com/comments/pingbacks/#disabling-pingbacks
    If you wish you can stop self-pings created when you link to your own earlier posts. http://en.support.wordpress.com/comments/pingbacks/#can-i-stop-self-pings

  4. Thanks, timethief, for the links. I've disabled the pingbacks for this particular post and also another one, and will now have this uppermost in my mind when I provide a link to other posts on both of my blogs.

  5. Macmanx, thanks for your input. If you've visited my jmnartsy blog, you will notice that there are no replies to any comments; this is the way I prefer it. I reply to comments via my hotmail email account directly to each commenter's email address; that is what I was referring to. In other words, a hack!

    From where I'm sitting, someone who knows what they're doing has done this as my hotmail account is fine (it too is an HTTPS connection). However, this did prompt my memory as I had noticed, just on that blog, recently one or two spam comments that were using text directly from my Gravatar profile. I had dismissed this and had deleted those spam comments, but since then have updated the profile as I had forgotten that I'd placed my hotmail email address there as a public email. I have now removed that address and also added another verified services link (my Google+ profile) and refreshed a few other elements therein. I trust this will solve the problem and thank the engineer who provided this very important prompt -- never give out any personal details online, ever!

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