Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Coming Soon: Shun List of Spam Friendly Blogs

This is my Final Warning to All Bloggers: remove the comment spam and trackback spam on your blogs.

If you don't, here's what will happen...

You and your blog will be put on a "Shun List" of Spam Friendly-User Hostile Blogs.

I will post a list of lazy, stupid bloggers who permit Comment Spam and Trackback spam to sit in their blogs, whom I have warned and complained to--yet they do nothing.

I repeat:

Your blog will be listed as a Spam Friendly-User Hostile Blog.

I will destroy your reputation, your credibility, your business.

You asked for ignoring pleas to remove the spam.

Spam is Bad, you idiot!

How many times do I have to say this?....

...comment spam and trackback spam
will quickly destroy your credibility
and drive traffic away from your blog.

You must be brain dead, or a criminal yourself,
if you don't monitor your blogs for this crap.

Here's the Scenario

(1.) You google a word, or get a Gmail alert, or see an interesting blog in some blogroll, or otherwise decide to check out a blog.

(2.) You visit the blog.

(3.) You're thrilled with how cool it is. Informative. Authoritative. Helpful.

(4.) A particular post catches your eye. Interesting.

(5.) You feel you have something of value to contribute to the post.

(6.) You click-select the Post A Comment function.

(7.) Suddenly the previous comments appear above the comment text entry box.

(8.) COMMENT SPAM--pornographic, pharmaceutical, other con artist or dubious or malicious remarks, with URLs attached to lure you to a malicious site--like a spyware, Trojan, virus attaching site--or simply a site trying to sell you dubious items.

(9.) You post a comment: "Please remove this comment spam above this comment."

(10.) You email the blogger and politely inform him or her about the problem.

(11.) Blogger ignores both your comment posted and your email.

(12.) RESULT: the scumbags win again.

No Excuses for Blog Spam

I'm damn sick and tired of corporate BS and stupid bloggers.

I don't want to hear any more excuses as to why you don't have time to clean up your blog.

Then quit blogging and delete your blogs from the blogosphere, you fool.

You are putting blog visitors at risk. Comment spam and trackback spam can destroy computers and networks. It boosts the search engine ranking of malicious sites.

I'm tired of explaining all this shit to retards.

Screw you if you permit spam to sit on your blog.

I don't care who you think you are.

You had better figure out how to prevent and/or delete spam from your blogs.

There are blacklists, whitelists, captchas, email notifications of comments posted (so you can see in your inbox what all the comments are, and can quickly go to the blog and delete them), comment moderation with delayed comment posting, many other methods. Some cost nothing.

Have a nice day.

It may be one of your last nice days ever.

I will post a list of blogs and bloggers who allow comment spam and trackback spam to remain on their blogs...and who display sleazy sponsored links.

I will post this list, and circulate the list throughout the blogosphere, and post it at the highest traffic and most influential blogs.

Consider yourself warned.

[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate


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