I’ve been getting a lot of comments on this blog, which will never see the light of day. I made the decision of moderating comments to avoid people posting objectionable content, but I confess that it didn’t strike me as likely that some of that objectionability would be spam.
Interesting concept this one of “blog spam”. A comment listing some bogus email and a URL that shoots you off onto sites that sell counterfeit Chanel bags, or chiropractic services in the U.K., or something of lewd nature. The marketing concept is not totally absurd, if you would assume that the spam would be posted on high-traffic blog, where people actually would care to read comments to posts.
There are two flies in the ointment of those trying to spam this blog, though. First, as Gandalf said to the Balrog, “You shall not pass!” – comments are moderated here. Second, come on, do your really think this is a high-traffic blog?