Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I think I should be insulted....

To be considered a spam blog. *Sniff*:

As with many powerful tools, blogging services can be both used and abused. The ease of creating and updating webpages with Blogger has made it particularly prone to a form of behavior known as link spamming. Blogs engaged in this behavior are called spam blogs, and can be recognized by their irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical text, along with a large number of links, usually all pointing to a single site.

Spam blogs cause various problems, beyond simply wasting a few seconds of your time when you happen to come across one. They can clog up search engines, making it difficult to find real content on the subjects that interest you. They may scrape content from other sites on the web, using other people's writing to make it look as though they have useful information of their own. And if an automated system is creating spam posts at an extremely high rate, it can impact the speed and quality of the service for other, legitimate users.

I'm sure I don't waste people's valuable time! If they're reading this, they have nothing else better to do...

Besides. I don't live in Nigeria, but Southern California...

3 comments:

Mahakal / מהכאל said...

Dear Ellroon,

Can I count on your help? I am representing a former executive of the American Insurance Group corporation. If you are able to allow some funds to be transferred from the United Kingdom into your account we would be able to repatriate some profits that may otherwise be difficult or raise uncomfortable questions. In return for your assistance you would receive a sizable commission.

Please respond with your bank details, including your social security number and your mother's maiden name.

Thank you.

Sorghum Crow said...

But spam is nutritious....

ellroon said...

OOo, Mahakal! Let me get my checkbook!

And yes, Sorghum Crow...nutritious if you don't think about what's in it...