How I know this blog is neglected…

Yes, I know, I haven’t posted anything on this particular blog in quite a while. If nothing else, I ought to post something about OpenStreetMap one of these days since I’ve been playing with it lately.

What’s really reminding me that I haven’t posted anything for a while is the persistent attempts by the festering pustule on the butt of the internet that is “SEO” blog-spammers.

Some spambot keeps trying to comment in random posts to promote some “SEO friendly content” generator of some kind. In order to avoid spam-filters they don’t put a direct link to it, instead, they end their generic “gosh what an interesting post” comment with a request for the reader to Google the search terms that they expect to lead to whatever crap they’re peddling (I refuse to mention these terms as I don’t even want them to become more searchable).

They all get caught by moderation and rejected as spam, so you actual humans who may still be reading these don’t have to look at them, but they are beginning to annoy the heck out of me.