comment spam

I block comment spam aimed at this blog, and I insist that commenters leave some form of identification before I will allow a comment to be posted. Further, I use a captcha mechanism to keep the volume of spam down. Nevertheless, like most blogs, trivia attracts its fair share of attempted viagra ads, porn links and related rubbish. Most appears to come from Russia for some reason.

Periodically I review my spam log and clear it out – it can make for interesting, if ultimately depressing reading (when I can actually understand it). But one post today plucked at my heart strings. The poster, again from a Russian domain, said “Dear Author ! I am final, I am sorry, but it does not approach me. There are other variants?”

I guess it lost something in the translation.

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