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  • Commenting Catastrophe

    Posted on August 18th, 2009 troy 3 comments

    Hey there.

    This web site allows comments. That being said, it gets a lot of spam comments as nearly any ‘open’ site will. Very few spam comments are seen by the end user, thanx to some background software installed.

    But occasionally, a comment comes in that isn’t spam, but still gets tagged for it. I found 3 such comments yesterday, and cleared them to be posted on the site, but I can’t really tell if they are real comments or not.

    First, all three came in this month from non-normal viewers of the site. The text of the bodies, email addresses, and links to web sites seemed legit. However, the weird part is that they are all ‘on a post’ from November of 2006??? I have not contacted the people who left the comments (‘Racing’, ‘French’, and ‘Bike’) but I will probably make a feeble attempt in the near future to let them know I saw them post.

    You can see their comments easily by looking on the right column and seeing the most recent comments. Otherwise, go to the ‘2007 Activity Dilemma‘ post and check it out there too.

    Any thoughts on these comments? Please share.


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    • Speaking of comments… Did you know that if you are a ‘registered’ user of this site, you do not have to enter in the re-captcha to leave comments? It is something I implemented a while back, but never took the time to tell anyone.

      So, I encourage you to save some headaches, and register now. Do that by clicking on the Register link!

    • From the look of those 3 comments they might be trying to improve the “organic” search results for their sites. But I could be wrong.

    • OK, I don’t know anything about “organic” search results, but I understand what you are saying. I think.

      Update: I know more about Organic Searching thanx to wiki.

      Ah well, if that is the case, good luck to those sites.

      Just some random numbers here, but this site had 25,738 hits in July for 230 MB of bandwidth, plus 20,219 hits by robots for 174 MB of bandwidth (and Googlebot alone took 94 MB of those robot hits).

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