Since I changed the host for my gardening blog, “West Texas Gardener: Sun, Wind, Sweat and Mulch” (http://westexasgardener.com) I have been the target of spam (no, not the salty stuff that comes in cans). On my old free site a program automatically eliminated spam but now, unless I want to pay over $5 a month for an automatic “spaminator,” I have to do it myself. Not a problem…yet…since I moderate all comments. It takes a few minutes to read the nonsensical blatherings, immediately recognize they are trash and consign them to the electronic garbage bin. Here’s an example from today:
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Since I was not debating a method and know nothing about “true love exploring” and “furthermore facts,” it was an obvious ploy. Sometimes they are in some Eastern European Cyrillic script which probably translates to something akin to, “My name Peggy” or my quote above. It is an effort to slip their URL into the path of unsuspecting comment-readers. Can you imagine a job requiring you to go through the millions of blogs and try to surreptitiously slip some stupid site address into the comment section? BORING!