I’ve had some great comments on this blog lately and I’m delighted with them. Whether it’s a correction or a question, I welcome anything constructive that readers have to say. Feel free to discuss, and don’t worry about pleasing me, please!
That said, recently there have also been a rash of non-constructive comments that are nothing more than spam. “This is a great blog – keep up the great work!” is nice on the face of it, until I realize that the “person” posting it is doing it to leave a link for “American Sewer Service” or “Hot Bodies R Us.” My time is valuable, and so is that of my readers, so I delete all comments that I judge to be primarily a cover for free advertising. I also delete anti-Semitic comments, and anything else that seems to be intended as flamebait.
Please do keep on commenting and asking questions! And I will persist in carrying out the trash, so we can have a nice place to chat.
5 thoughts on “A Note on Comments”
Yep, I receive a ton of spam at my sites too. There are good plugins for them. Disqus helps filter a bit before it gets published. Do your actually publish?
Thanks for keeping at it! 😊
Complispam is what I’ve heard it called. It’s annoying, but the banhammer works every time.
Complispam? Thank you for a name for it! It is ridiculous, that’s for sure.
I have an author acquaintance who gets it on her site every day.