I don’t often do this, but I thought I’d share one of the spam comments I received to the blog t’other day.

Now, I guess the aim of the spammer is to get their link on the page – and said link either goes to a site that sells something, or to a site that host a virus, or a combination of both. Either way, I never click to check out what’s there.

There must be an assumption – and practice – I guess, of bloggers aut0-accepting comments. Not me. I moderate everything, and confess to being a liberal user of the SPAM designation. This prevents me, and you, having to wade through comments such as:

That checklist then becomes the basis for the perfect
boat search. paddling boat category because it takes so much more skill.
Beneteau yachts have conquered regattas each year, including their own-sponsored the Beneteau Cup, which
by the way, are participated by different types of yacht including the cruising Oceanis, Pilot Houses, and the
classy Wauquiez.

Frankly, I have no clue what the f**k they’re selling, or what anyone would make of seeing this comment on the blog.

Come on, leave me a comment that actually makes sense – who knows, I might not even hit the SPAM button!

Vince Sig 131x89


My personal favourite comment is when the spam-robot links to an audio chapter from Karaoke Criminals and tells me “Wonderful article – your insight reminds me so much of my experience…”

So, really… You’re an exiled London mobster planning the career of an up-and-coming singer you discovered in a Spanish karaoke bar? Really? Please do tell me about your insight (because I think I’ve written a novel about you…)