Yowza, yowza, yowza!
I am finally a somebody!
I got a spam comment!
Now, I bet you're saying to yourself, "G, how in the world did you get a spam comment? Don't you moderate your comments, in order to avoid things like that?"
Normally I do. Usually, when I get a nasty comment from someone, it's from a someone who resides on Topix, my previous online home. The people from there who do it, have no life. They think they're being cute by doing it. You know, like a power trip of some kind. But because I know how things operate there, I simply make a post saying thus, "You know, my blog tracks all sort of nifty things. For instance, do you know that.....", then I go on a small tangent about a particular town/area of the United States. That usually shuts them up.
Here, spam comments don't get by me, simply because I nuke the living daylights out of them.
But the other day, I was in a good mood, so I allowed it to be published. My good friends, this is what a typical spam comment looks like (please look at comment by Packy):
It says absolutely nothing of substance, and it contains a link to some bizarre product. I did get one of these last year, before I started moderating my comments, and the link was to exercise equipment. This one I think is to laptops/word processors, or something to that effect.
Now, I guarantee you that I will never, ever see this person again on my blog. You may see this person or someone like them, on your blog. My advice to you would be to nuke it, and others like it, from your blog. I left it on my blog simply because I wanted to write a post about it. It may disappear, but it won't be of my doing.
The only other one I've nuked was one for trees (obviously, my blog is about trees: growing, maintaining, landscaping, and obviously, that person really did read my blog).
So people, don't fall for the spammer that leaves a vapid comment plus annoying link, trying to lure your valuable readers to their website/commercial blog in order to sell them schtuff.
We return you now to your regularly scheduled programming, already in progress.