New Spammy Comment Policy

I am seeing an increasing number of spammy comments that are obviously written by a semi-intelligent human actually responding to the content of the targeted post, but for which the content is almost completely devoid of useful signal. Almost, but not quite.

So, I have decided I’ll employ a new policy.

I’m going to let such comments stand. Especially when they bend over backwards to complement my work. I like that. I’m shallow that way.

However, if the URL and/or email address associated with the comment is nothing but a marketing splurb, those particular fields will be deleted.



5 Responses to “New Spammy Comment Policy”

  1. n[ate]vw says:

    This is my favorite post! I think this new policy is a good idea. To get better content. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

  2. abb says:

    Is the above the spammy content you’re referring to?

  3. abb says:

    OOps – just clicked through to the site and it looks legit to me….hmmmm

  4. n[ate]vw says:

    For the record, I would actually rate the policy as a solid “meh” and there are plenty other posts that would be much further up on any favorites list. Bill apparently just let me get away with a bit of smart aleckery this time!

  5. Papa Joe says:

    does this bit of “censorship” include witty and pithy blurbs from certain in-laws too????

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