As if there weren't enough blog spam already, a Web site has started selling blog spam packages.
The site hires people to leave spam comments on blogs. As you might imagine, this is a royal pain in the you-know-what for the blog owners, like me, who have to manually delete all the garbage.
Authentication via TypeKey is now required
I'm always pleased when a reader comments on this blog, and I sincerely hope that you'll continue to do so. I love comments. But unfortunately with so many spam comments now infesting this site I've made TypeKey authentication mandatory, and I apologize. I do hope that you'll comment anyway - you only have to sign up with TypeKey once.
And for the spammers and those who hire them...
Thinking of hiring someone to spam blogs? You're wasting your money
If you own a site and you imagine that you can hire people to spam others and that it will work for you - it won't. The "for hire" spam comments are easy to pick, and the comments just get deleted. You're wasting your money and everyone's time.