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To my friends here:

In general, I love it if people visit my old posts and leave comments--real ones, anyway.

If anyone sees a post they love and finds comments disabled, it's because the spammers decided it was a good place to leave lots of comments for me to delete. I have better things to do with my time--so if you want to comment on one of those entries, send a message or comment here or something, ok?

Thanks!

To the evil spammers: I'm not going to unscreen your mis-spelled advertisements and phishing attempts, so stop wasting my time (and yours)!

Now, back to house cleaning...

Deleting spam comments is NOT a satisfactory break from OMG-it's-almost-winter-heating-season cleaning.

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mount_oregano
Oct. 6th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
I have the same problem, and I don't understand: Do they really think posting an ad about counterfeit merchandise on a post that nobody's much looking at is good for their business? All they do is piss me off.
siege
Oct. 6th, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
It's "SEO" stuff. The more comments and links that refer to their site, the higher that site's rank in Google and other search engines.
mount_oregano
Oct. 6th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Siege. I get it now. And I shall foil their evil plot and curse them to sink to the depths of SEO hell with greater purpose than ever.
wyld_dandelyon
Oct. 6th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
Ah, so deleting them (which I do) does make a difference.

But that does explain why they pick old posts instead of new ones. They hope I'm not watching.
wyrmwwd
Oct. 6th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
They picked one of my old zen koan posts, and periodically spam it. I have no idea why. So far it is just the one. I thought about removing it, but then, I thought, will they just pick another? Oh well. So far, it is not a HUGE problem for me, although I can see it possibly becoming one.
wyld_dandelyon
Oct. 6th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
I don't remove the post, I just disable comments. I don't get many comments on old posts anyway, so my friends are not very likely to be inconvenienced.

Yes, they do go find another one, so I don't disable the comments to that location unless I get more than one or two--but six in as many minutes, and that's that!
wyld_dandelyon
Oct. 8th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
LOL! They even posted one here! (now deleted)
lb_lee
Oct. 8th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Obviously by invoking their name, they descended upon you! They're like Bloody Mary or Tom Martin that way.

--Rogan
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