Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Spam Comments

Dear Madame L,

I've been writing a blog, and sometimes I get some weird comments. Fortunately, I followed the advice of my friend who's been doing this for a long time, and I made it so comments can only appear if I approve them first. (This turns out to be a real pain because I'm spending more time on this than I thought I would be, but that's life, I guess.) 

Anyway, can you please tell me what the purpose is of these people who just write comments like this:

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I mean, really, what's the point? This is like the language of a crazy person, and there's no way I'm going to let it be published on my blog.

What are your thoughts about this?

Sincerely,

Just Wondering


Dear Wondering,

Madame L confesses that she knows nothing whatsoever about why people would do this, but, because her motto is, "Madame L Answers All," she has done some research on the subject, and this is what she has learned.

First, you'll be interested in the Wikipedia entry on "Spam in blogs." 

Second, here's another blogger's explanation of why spammers may be doing this. Apparently, they may have embedded links that (1) lead you back to their site, so they get more hits and a higher search rating, or (2) infect your computer with a virus if you click on them.

Third, it seems to Madame L that by taking the time to screen comments, you're doing the right thing, and it's worth the extra time.

Dear Readers, if you have any more knowledge about this issue, helpful insights, or (non-spam!) comments, please share them.

Sincerely,

Madame L

3 comments:

Jeff said...

If I want to 'n leave a nasty- comment on your 'n blog, then I 'n DARE you to find an automated way to it out, you !

You'll NEVER stop me!
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Jeff said...

That's fascinating. I wrote the following but used bracks:

If I want to [BLEEP]'n leave a nasty-[BLEEP] comment on your [BLEEP]'n blog, then I [BLEEP]'n DARE you to find an automated way to [BLEEP] it out, you {BLEEP][BLEEP][BLEEP]!

You'll NEVER stop me!
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Jeff said...

Anything inside brackets - including the brackets - disappears when published.
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