I've noticed a big increase in the number of crap comments posted on my posts (what few there are). Typically, I can tell who it was that left the comment based on user name or content. Sometimes it takes a bit more research - but, based on the content, it's apparent that it was a) someone I know personally or b) someone who (somehow) stumbled upon this random splattering of rubbish and was genuinely commenting on the content.
The people in the "b" group are few and far between, to be sure. Nonetheless, they're more than welcome - and well appreciated. Thank you, group "b" people!
(obviously, I well appreciate the folks in group "a" as well)
However, since the new year, I've had loads of comment "dumps" (all in some sort of Asian symbolism) and individual "spam" comments.
You know what I say to those people/machines? Fuck you, you parasitic douches.
I really don't understand it. Either you're trying to get some bullshit virus or spyware downloaded - or you're trying to get people to link to your site and buy some sort of crap product. In either case, you suck.
You think you're clever. You think you may get one over on someone. Truth is, you're not clever. Nor are you a success in getting one over. What it means is, you're a fucking loser.
There's no debating that.
I'm well aware this will do nothing to stop the process (and may even attract more, though I'm suspicious whether the content is ever read to begin with). I just wanted to whinge about the fact that these assholes exist.
And the fact that they suck bollocks.
Another observation I've had: I much prefer Kari Byron on Mythbusters than her maternity leave replacement, Jessi Combs. Nothing against Jessi. I simply prefer Kari:
After all, who said science has to be boring?