Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Reflex

Well, I had my first case of blog-spam today. In case you didn't catch it before I took it down, someone out there thought it useful to use the comment space under the last post as a marketing tool for his pyramid scheme. So apologies to you Max, whose comment was also on that post - in an effort to thwart this loser's tactics, I had to hide all the comments on that particular post.

Now that that is out of the way, what the fuck?!?! I mean, this could signal the end of blogging as we know it. It's bad enough that 60% of the time when you hit the "Next Blog" button it sends you to a blog that is nothing more than spam in it's pure unsent form. But now that courtesy-abiding space can be exploited by these yahoos? It's TOO much.

So, needless to say, methinks the days of comments may be fast approaching it's end. And what's the point of having a blog if no one is commenting on it. Much like the proverbial tree falling in the forest, will it make a sound?

20 What'd you say?

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11:34 AM, August 18, 2005  
Anonymous Adam said...

you could simply stop, and no one would think less. But if you really think about the internet, its just a bunch of nothing. My two cents, keep going, you'll have people like myself that ust pop on here randomly. THe bottom line is rock out, dont let the internet and it's stupid ways get in your way of expressing yourself. There is always gonna be someone to show up and give there perspective, and that's part of the fun.

And when you say "exploited by these yahoos", i disagree, there more googles.... harr harr!

~Adam
you prob. dont remember me, but I am like John's "little" brother.

9:03 PM, August 18, 2005  
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Blogger Marisa said...

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10:08 PM, August 18, 2005  
Blogger Nick said...

Have you found Geebus? Ok really...I agree. Total bullshit. One day, I'll find a way to track where the spam actually comes from...I'll get an address...and then...there will be several less spam companies in the world....because I'll smash them all into bloody pulps.

1:09 AM, August 19, 2005  
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Blogger Brenda said...

Ack!!! This is nuts...seriously, either I've entered some cosmic hiccup in the space/time/blog continuum, or something fishy is going on here.

Gabe - hilarious, as usual.

Adam - I totally remember, John talks about you ALL the time.

Marisa - thanks for the compliment!

Nick - Will try to rectify the situation as to save you the time and energy needed to convert said blogspammers into the equivalent of Hunt's Tomato Paste.

Jeff - Thanks for the advice!!! I'm trying that now.

Still strikes me as insanely random - it's not like you would find the blog text on a search engine yet, huh?

3:23 PM, August 19, 2005  
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Anonymous brad said...

Wow, that is the most spam in one comments section as I've ever seen. Sorry about your luck, great blog though, keep it up. I'd leave you a link to something funny, but well, I think you have enough of them.

3:45 PM, August 19, 2005  
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Blogger The lying monk said...

"what's the point of having a blog if no one is commenting on it. Much like the proverbial tree falling in the forest, will it make a sound?"

But.. some people blog for themselves. It's like a diary to them for personal use just that it's online. :S

3:08 AM, August 24, 2005  

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