Just A Note About Comments And Spam

Lately I started to receive a lot of comments on my blog that are getting past the spam filters. The spammers are getting more and more ingenious. Wouldn’t it be great if they funneled all of that energy they use into creating spam into actually doing some good in the world?

The newest ways I see spam comments is that they write a very short, concise generic comment, usually trying to play towards your ego. Here is an example of a comment I recently received from a spammer.

An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who was conducting a little research on this. And he actually ordered me lunch because I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this topic here on your internet site.” I always check the site that it is linked to and many a time, it is some site selling some crap. In this case, the site listed didn’t even exist. The want you to accept the comment so that they can come back as a recognized commenter and load your blog comments with a bunch of spam.

So if you are going to leave a comment on any of my posts, and it is a generic comment like I stated above, I am sorry, but I may mark the comment as Spam. So please, if you are going to leave a comment, please be sure to place something in the comment specific to the post you are commenting about so I know it is not spam, and if you commented on my blog and it never appeared, then it was too generic and I marked it as spam. Sorry.

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. So good your write! I will bookmark and come back to see. Very informative for me I look for topic. Keep up good work!

    LOL!!! I’ve seen them all, believe me, as I handle various blogs (not my own). It’s very easy to “spot” them, especially when they unscrupulously post their links directly with their supposed comments. Most times, they really are simply way off mentioning brands and products that have nothing to do with you or your blog, not even your post. Thankfully, my own blog here have only so far let slip a bogus comment once. Must be what I did with my settings.

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    1. Basil Rene says:

      Oh yes, I know that one too. They are just do dumb aren’t they? 😉

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      1. I think your example is a level higher than mine. I’ve had similar comments that I would’ve approved if I didn’t really check their IDs and the links they lead to. Those who do something like my example and/or bombard their comments with links to this and that still don’t have a clue that really doesn’t work anymore, well, except on more clueless folks.

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  2. It’s really sad to see spammers waste so much time posting crap like that. This is why I review all comments that come through my blog. I don’t want my readers to have to see that either.

    Christine

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    1. Basil Rene says:

      And they waste our time too. Just really annoying.

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