Thursday, June 19, 2008

Blog Spammers

Recently I have had a lot of spam comments left on my blog posts. I do my best to delete them as soon as possible, but to be honest, I hate having to do that.

I just want to take a moment to remind people who are rude enough to spam other people's blogs that it is not a good way to advertise your products/business. All it does is clutter up people's comment areas. It's aggravating to the person whose blog you are posting on, and it is annoying to the other people who are reading comments that actually pertain to the blog post. Annoying people will not attract customers to your business. It drives people away!

I love it when people make a comment that relates in some way to the content of the blog they are commenting on. Even if it's just a couple words to say they understand, or they agree/disagree with something that was said in the post. But to do nothing more than post a link to some other site after an extremely generic comment is unacceptable.

I don't like having to turn on comment moderation. To me, it makes it seem like I don't trust my readers. However, because of the few people who have been spamming my blog lately, I'm turning it on anyway.


outofthepinksky said...

In frustration over the same thing, I turned the comment moderation on at my site. After that, my comments stopped working correctly, and I had to get TypePad involved to fix it. Things still aren't working completely right. What a pain in the butt caused by trying to avoid spamming! If it didn't happen, I wouldn't have to worry about moderating!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Uh oh...I had problems with spam early on, but then again I had no comment posters so I didn't feel so bad! :D

brightonEarly said...

It really is unfortunate that people don't realize that doing such really hurts them rather than help. :(