Urge to spam comments…fading…

By on Mar 26th

One of the kinds of comments that we moderate pretty frequently on Offbeat Bride are gentle comment spams from business owners. These are NOT spam bots trying to sell viagra, they're real folks trying to boost their business's Google PageRank by leaving real but generally worthless comments on our blogs. (Tip: this hasn't worked on most blogs since 2005. It's a huge waste of everyone's time to leave meaningless comments on blogs.)

Anyway, these kinds of gentle spam comments always come in clusters, with a business owner blazing through a batch of posts and leaving bland, non-specific positive comments on post after post. Here's one recent example that cracked me up because, if you look at the timestamps, you can see that the commenter's will to live seemed to fade as time went on:

First we get an exclamation point! Then just a period. By the final comment, they can't even bother with punctuation and are down to two bland words. Thankfully, they lost the will to comment before they got down to monosyllabic comments ("HA").