When I write a blog entry, I love it when readers post comments. Legitimage comments. Unfortunately, I'm seeing a growing trend in the comments posted to my blog. Spammers.
Spammers are getting more devious about their comments too. Many of them try to disguise their spamming by actually writing a comment that's relevant to the blog. BUT... they reveal themselves as spammers by putting the URL to a commercial web site in the URL field on the comment form. That makes the name they've entered a live link that, when clicked, takes people to their site, hoping they'll bite and buy something. Personally, I think doing that is reprehensible. It's preying on people who have a disease and come to my blog looking for information and help. I think these people are the scum of the earth and wish that earth would open up and swallow them.
To my real readers who have something to say - please do comment! You're the reason I allow comments to be posted to my blog. I promise to keep the comments spam-free.
To the spammers who post this kind of poorly disguised spam -- go away! You're not as clever as you think you are. Yes, your comment gets posted to my blog. BUT, I check the comments daily, and if they're spam, take action. Not only will I delete spam comments, I'll go a step further. I'll report you for spamming and block your IP address.
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© Teri Robert, 2011
Last updated January 26, 2011.