Avoiding spam comments

I’ve been getting quite a few comments lately along the following lines:

“Hey there,  You have done a fantastic job. I’ll definitely digg it and in my view suggest to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this website.”

and

“Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have really loved browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing in your feed and I am hoping you write once more very soon!”

I clicked on the email address associate with a similar comment a week or so back, my browser shut down.  Coincidence?  Maybe.

When I checked the IP addresses of these latest vague comments on whois.com, they were associated with a Venezuelan company, CANTV Servicios.  I’ve sent them an email, but I suspect that their site has been hijacked for nefarious purposes.

So I’m afraid that in future all comments which are similarly vague and do not make reference to the content of a post will be deleted as spam.  I just hope I won’t be deleting any genuine comments – your thoughts on this blog are precious.

2 thoughts on “Avoiding spam comments

    • Yes, you’re right, but it just annoys me that there are people who see my blog as some sort of “tool” for them to use for presumably dishonest purposes.

      I see that you also featured The Conversation’s article on the three myths that the CSG industry would like to have us believe on your blog today. Good to see the message being more widely spread.

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