Response to spammers

I’ve mentioned a few times that I have two blogs on the go. There’s this one which has everything and I have another one on Blogger where it just hosts all of the OTR Links and none of the stuff that I create from scratch.

As a responsible blog host, I do keep an eye on the comments that are dropped on by visitors. Sadly, not all visitors are real people and, like most bloggers, I get my fair share of spam.

I’ll be honest, any of the comments that come by this blog can be the trickiest to deal with. Some are actually kind of close to being what might be considered legitimate responses. Fortunately, the other blog is easier managed. Nobody cares to drop off legitimate comments there!

But, that doesn’t stop the robots that like to be annoying. I check in periodically just to make sure that a legitimate comment didn’t get trapped.

I do enjoy some of the comments that are there and have been flagged. Here are a few.

I’m surprised that this person is surprised by the quality of my work. I work hard at it. I’m not a writer by trade.

It’s early onslaught something or other when you post the same thing twice.

Is anyone else getting the urge to “Click here”?

I know this might be a rhetorical question but the theme to my readings is “random stuff that interests Doug”. I don’t see how that fuels any research

I’m good. I didn’t even know I had this problem.

Ah, that’s about enough.

I often wonder what I would do if I ever came face to face. In the meantime, I can thank Google for capturing these and many, many more comments and holding them away from anyone’s mouse.

You’ll notice that a common thread to all of these is that they are hot linked to another web resource. That other web resource is never good news. That’s why I do screen captures and paste them into these posts. I’d hate to think I might pass them along.

There really is a dark side to blogging but thankfully, there are tools in place to stop them from dropping their payload.

I guess it could be worse – check this out – If You Find A Slice Of Cheese On Your Car – You Might Be In Danger


OTR Links 05/04/2021

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.