I Get Comments

Generally, more than half of them are spam comments but today I got an extra load. Here’s one I practically liked but didn’t agree to post.
“As a contractor, I address some of these issues are (sic) a regular basis…thanks for making sense!”
And exactly what post was this a comment on? Someone who gave his or her (I always try to be political correct except when I’m not) name as Penis Enlargement Albany hoped it might be a relevant comment to a post that did little more than recommend that my abnormal readers take a look at another post, one on Seth Sanders blog concerning scribes and craftsmen. I suppose that Mr. or Ms Albany’s robot keyed off “craftsman” but who knows. Mr. or Ms Albany also was kind enough to include a link to an entertainment management service. I decided not to give you the benefit of his or her link.
The ellipsis was part of the comment and so was the “are.” You’d think that the minimum requirement for a spam comment would be that not look like spam.

One thought on “I Get Comments”

  1. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Quite honestly, it’s those gray-area commments that are the most frustrating. However I believe that a blogger that plans on sticking it through to the end eventually has to develop a strong sense of boundaries and be ruthless about setting them in detail.
    Linguistics blogs shouldn’t be about online popularity contests. It should strictly be about factual relevance. People who don’t want to play by the rules (ie. Logic) should be dropped in the waste basket. If somebody doesn’t know what the rules are (ie. Logic), they’re by definition a wackjob anyway.
    These apathetic nuts and shallow advertisers prey on people like us who give a damn about things. So it’s our job to recognize a mental distraction when we see it and not give it more value than it’s worth. Out of sight, out of mind. Delete button and sayoonara! When it’s not the nature of analytical people to make snap and harsh judgments, it can be a tough skill to learn. But it’s so necessary in these trying times of technological excess and copious “attention-stealing diversions”.

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