The Art of Darkness

A Note to Spammers

September 25th, 2010 by Cobwebs

I’ve been seeing a huge uptick in singleton comments on very old posts. The comments are clearly written by a human rather than a ‘bot, since they address (more or less) the actual content of the post, but they’re also pretty clearly an attempt to enhance page rank by including an irrelevant URL.

Just so ya know: An actual human also reviews every single comment made on the site, no matter how old. Posts that appear to be covert spam are either deleted outright or are emasculated of their URLs. Persistent spammers are backtraced and reported.

Please…go play elsewhere. You’re not gaining anything by annoying me.

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4 Responses

  1. Kat Says:

    You know…… I totally have to comment on it just because it’s about commenting. Plus, as crown princess of Nigeria and sole hair to the thrown, it is my very good pleasure to inform you that I am in inheritance of a large sum of money which could be yours. All I need is your social security number, credit card information, and blood type.

    Jk. Spammers have been getting pretty persistent about putting things out there, which is really starting to grate on my last nerve as well. But, rest assured, you do still have avid readers despite lower comment rates and spammers.

  2. Laura McCue Says:

    I love your articles. Keep up the good work!

  3. Jessica Says:

    couldn’t agree more. I HATE spammers with a passion reserved for dogs, and most men.

  4. JoAsakura Says:

    I’ll go fetch the hounds and give them a tin of spam to catch the scent of the bastards. :D

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