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Just letting you know that the site is not looking its best right now. We lost a bunch of images and some posts. Most of this will be restored eventually, though some inconsequential posts may be permanent casualties. In any case, we’re working on it!

Not That Kind of Spam

If you run a blog, you know that spam bots are constantly trying to post on your page. Here’s a hint: if they mention Viagra, Cialis, body part enlargement, breast milk (???), or any random pharmaceuticals, they are spam.

Blog spam post by Jennifer Hallock author of the Sugar Sun historical romance series. Serious history. Serious sex. Happily ever after.

But sometimes they are sneakier, pretending to be real people who are (of course) trying to “help you” write better content.

Blog spam post by Jennifer Hallock author of the Sugar Sun historical romance series. Serious history. Serious sex. Happily ever after.

This second spam comment reads:

Good day buddies.

I say you’re sorry if I wrote off-topic

But I not long ago had to discover a detailed post about methods to create essays for any university.

I just found a superb short article. Probably an individual else will desire this knowledge. [link] By the way, when I was looking for this article, I learned that lots of individuals decide to purchase dwelling works, compositions, paperwork and articles. I don’t understand how protected it can be and what high-quality is usually obtained in the end. Who faced this challenge, write, you crate or purchase? Were you caught by lecturer for this?

This reads like someone shoved their paragraph through the Google translator—from English to Thai, then Thai to Russian, and then Russian back to English. (I do not choose these languages randomly; they are the ones that most often appear in my spam comments!)

What’s the point? Well, folks, I am sick of battling spam. I am going to start turning off comments on each blog post after a week or so. If you still want to post on a topic after I’ve cut off comments, please go to my Facebook page and find the relevant post link there. Please feel free to add a comment there. Thank you for reading!

[Featured image by freezelight of the wall of spam outside of the Cannon Theatre during the first day of ticket sales for SPAMalot.]