Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Graduated

Previously I was getting generic spam on my blog.

Last night I seemed to have graduated.

Now I'm getting Australian spam.

The good thing is Blogger takes care of it, and it doesn't end up going on my blog.  I just see it in email.

I'm sure the rest of you bloggers are seeing the same type of stuff. It's from Anonymous.  They give your blog enthusiastic yet vague praise.  Then they invite you to visit their website, and there's a link.

You think they'd be clever enough to know that Blogger is blocking these posts.   

Some people are more clever.  They use a name instead of anonymous. They might actually read a bit of your post so they can make the comment more specified. But their comment is still just an advertisement for their blog. 

I got one of those a few months ago.  She made a brief comment on my post and then invited me to her blog to see a comic.  I didn't delete it because she seemed to be a real blogger. But I don't think I'm going to tolerate such behavior in the future.

I think my rule will be if someone comments for the first time and their comment contains a link to their blog or site; then I'm going to delete it.   

The thing is you don't need an extra link.  When we post comments, it links to our blogs anyway.   We just need to click on the person's name.  We don't need an extra invitation to visit their site.  

2 comments:

Andrew said...

The spam commenters that have actually read something on your blog are harder to deal with. You like to think the best of people, but at the end of the day, it is just spam.

Dina said...

Yeah. I agree. And they probably don't read much. They probably just pull something out of your title... or a sentence here or there.