Open Comments, Part Two

The fun never stops!

I get about twenty comments a day now and I end up spamming all of them.  About once every two weeks there’s an actual comment.

The human animal survived this long by identifying patterns, and that impusle is still hard-wired into us. I can’t stop myself from looking for patterns in this stuff.

I still get a lot of comments from Russian websites.  They tend to cluster around two or three posts and one of them is about Brian Fies.  I don’t know what there is about that particular post (I point people to Brian’s blog to a posting about pacing and suspense) but those Russian websites are really attracted to it.  Maybe there is an untapped market for Brian’s work!

Today I got a gushing comment about how thoughtful, insightful and well-written my post was.  The commentor hailed from a ReportTaxFraud website.  Report tax fraud?  The comments were in response to a recent post on Five Foods.  I didn’t even write it; I basically summarized a Yahoo article.  ReportTaxFraud also likes anything with Sarah Palin in the title.  That’s just funny.

“Just wanted to let you know that your site looks funny on my Linux,” from Larry.  Larry, just wanted to let you know that I don’t care.

My December review of Boneshaker got a couple of comments today.  The first one said something like, “I would like to have technology like this to improve my work and life.”  Really?  Did you know that this post was a book review?  What technology in the science fiction novel did you find useful; the subterranean drill that destroyed the city of Seattle?  The poison gas that zombifies people?  The dirigibles? 

A second comment from a site with a name like stated, “I didn’t understand the concluding part of your article, could you please explain it more?”  Hmm, well, it’s a book review, and my concluding paragraph states that I really liked the book. Clear enough?

When I tried to go to this website I got a Site Not Found error.

A high percentage of sites of origin, regardless of the names, appear to be porn sites.  Some appear to be legitimate travel sites and a couple of aggregator sites that list blogs have left ping-backs.

I’m not pleased at all with the noise-to-signal ratio here; but I’m getting some fun out of splashing through the trash.

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2 Responses to Open Comments, Part Two

  1. Terry says:

    I’m particularly fond of the spam that suggests that readers engage in sex acts that I didn’t even know existed. I’m pretty adventurous, but that?! Eeewwww.

    Lots of Russians trying to post at Reading the Leaves, too. Somehow they never figure out how to log in, though. I block about three people each day.

    But now you’ll have lots more readers and comments, Marion, because I’m directing them here from my blog. Happy days!

  2. Marion says:

    Thanks, Terry.

    I thought I was fairly sophisticated but some of the sexual material on the internet and finding its way into my e-mail has opened my eyes, mostly in “Oh, my God!” shock and awe.

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