the spam as art concept

those who blog will know of the scurge of blog comment spam. the idea that someone posts a comment with their webaddress name pointing to their website which is usually selling some enhancing or prolonging or age reducing miracle.
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unfortunately (for the spammers) i’ve turned off the feature which displays the email address and webaddress of people who leave me messages. i did this because i was getting lots of comments from young people (under the age of 16) (see here for more explanation)
this is a shame as it means you don’t get to see the links to the websites of people who leave genuine comments.
i’ve been hit by a fair bit of comment spam in the last few days. fantastically the actual comments which are left are usually quite surreal in a fortune-cookie type way which i like.
so, i’m half considering leaving them to add a surreal edge to the blog which i feel may be missing.
the spam ones will eventually get eaten by MT-blacklist anyway, after a short delay.

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2 thoughts on “the spam as art concept”

  1. i personally think that comment boxes that *require* email addresses are retarded. why should we have to give you our email address when we just get more spam because of it?
    i do however think it’s cool when you can click on a commenter’s name and get to their site. that’s how we find cool blogs most of the time.

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