Sunday, October 16, 2005

Blogspam

Those who know me know that I'm a pretty even-tempered guy. I don't get upset to the extreme. I tend not to take things personally, and I usually assume the best in people.

So it's rare to see raging anger from me about anything.

But...

Blogspam really pisses me off. I mean what the hell are these spammers thinking? Do they actually think the thinly veiled ads in the comments of blogs are fooling anyone?

Here’s a typical example:
"Hey, I saw your blog and I really like it. I'm thinking of starting a blog too. I think my blog will be about natural male enhancement. Sounds strange I know, but you would be surprised how much info there is about natural male enhancement. Anyway great job on your blog and please visit mine here."

What? You really like my blog? Okay then, I'll click on your link. NOT!

It's not that I have anything against advertising. I think it serves a valuable purpose in our economy. Hell, there would be no internet as we know it without advertising and marketing. But the blogspam format is just intellectually insulting.

I've made a practice of immediately deleting these offending posts, but I've decided to leave any blogspam comments to this post live for the purposes of illustration. Of course, I'll expect a cut of any revenue generated by these ads.

PS-I know you can turn on the verification to protect against spam, but it just seems like I shouldn't have to. I know, that's immature of me.

7 comments:

  1. Why cancelling prom is wrong
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  2. Private road construction? Are you freakin' kidding me?

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  3. lol....what the hell is that? Too funny...pisses me off too...it's a freaking wonderif anyone comments on your blog and this leads you to thinking someone actually had something to say about what you put out there, you look only to be disappointed by blogspam. *sigh* guess everyone is important enough for blogspam....

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  4. I've only read the first few lines of this post (I'm in a rush), but you can limit spam if you activate "Word Identification" or whatever it's called on your dashboard page. That will curtail most if not all of the spam.

    Peace.

    Gnade

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  5. Excuse me, but that would be "Word Verification."

    Blessings.

    BG

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  6. Well, oops. I see you've footnoted that word verification is not to your liking.

    Now you've put yourself in something of a conundrum: despising something you can control but choose not to. Hmmm.

    I suspect that you will have fun with your experiment and then click on the security features offered at Blogger. Really, it is simply not worth letting people click on something that you have not tested or that you do not trust. It could lead visitors to something unseemly, or it could even be a bug/virus scam (or some other scam). Why host garbage? (Bad things, perhaps, could happen before you've had a chance to delete some spam.)

    Just a thought or two.

    Peace.

    BG

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  7. Viagra! Penis Enlargement! Hypnotism! Huge Breasts! Porn! Credit Reports! Payday Loans!

    Ha!

    Made ya look!

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