Monday, April 25, 2011

A word or two about comments

This blog has come under attack by spammers via the comments. Fortunately, I’ve been moderating comments for some time. That is a sad necessity -- which leads me to advise those commenters who are not spammers.

1. It would be helpful if comments are specific enough that it is clear that they come from real people addressing the topic at hand. Otherwise, I may mistakenly delete your comment and even tag it as spam!

Why? Spam comments sometimes appear like this comment received overnight from “anonymous”:

I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

That is a very nice sentiment. But I’ve posted such later to find out it was not only flattery, but spam flattery. So I deleted it.

So if your praise and acclamation of this glorious blog would not only be flattering but somewhat specific, that would help me know it is real. Also, using some sort of name would be helpful (but is not required).

2. Since I do moderate comments, there is sometimes a long delay in posting them. I do apologize for that. But if I am to moderate comments and lead a somewhat normal life, delays are often unavoidable. I covet your forbearance.


Anonymous said...

No existe en absoluto.

Mari said...

Your blog is like Cats. I laughed. I cried. It became apart of me.
Related item so you known I'm not a spammer....Left the TEC a few years ago, but I do come back to visit my friends who continue to hold up th fort.

Mark said...

Mari, if you had not mentioned your background, I would have thought your Cats comment to be very creative spam. :)