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Gomedome
Thanks for the info. How do you check to see who's doing what? How can you tell when people are doing that is what I mean?

posted by b2008 on January 1, 2008 at 1:29 PM | link to this | reply

b2008 -Yes people have been doing this on purpose but it seems the practice

has subsided a bit since several posts appeared on this subject.

What they are attempting to do is gain reciprocal clicks by giving the impression that they have read the post they are commenting on. If they enter the post via the comments page, they are not even giving a click for a return click. Certainly there could be some people guilty of this through ignorance. This interface takes a bit of learning, but once it is made clear that it isn't cool and self defeats this blogging format, if they continue to do it they are simply attempting to cheat.

The only credit a person gets for making comments is if they make enough of them, they will appear on the "Top 10 Commenters" list. Not to say that everyone on this list is a spammer but someone leaving as many comments as they can in a short period of time in an attempt to defeat the system, will surely show up on that list.  

posted by gomedome on January 1, 2008 at 1:26 PM | link to this | reply

Gomedome
Are you saying that people are doing this on purpose or could it be some don't know what they're doing? How anyone can comment on something without reading it is ridiculous, to me. Do you get credit for making comments?

posted by b2008 on January 1, 2008 at 6:45 AM | link to this | reply

WavyDavy - that is the entire point
The objection I am making in this post clearly addresses the facts that there is nothing wrong with short comments but there is everything wrong with working this format to garner undeserved clicks. Especially when it is done by using spamming techniques that are implying the post has been read when it clearly has not been read. To add insult to injury, many of these people enter the post's comments section via the comment page, denying the author a registered click.   

posted by gomedome on December 30, 2007 at 2:35 PM | link to this | reply

Re: WavyDavy - do you really think that someone who pastes two word
Gomedome: No, but just as long as they read my posts and comment.  That's all I care about! 

posted by WavyDavy on December 30, 2007 at 2:17 PM | link to this | reply

gomedome...
...thanks again. Something else I didn't know.

posted by b2008 on December 30, 2007 at 8:07 AM | link to this | reply

bpitter2007 - "permalink" is short for permanent link and is a term that is

specific to weblog (blogging) or forum software.

If you click on the link entitled "permalink" it will create a link to the specific post that you are reading instead of to the entire blog. It comes in handy when you want to drop a link to a specific post while in discussion.

posted by gomedome on December 29, 2007 at 9:21 PM | link to this | reply

Off the subject for a minute...
...what does "permalink" mean?

posted by b2008 on December 29, 2007 at 1:12 PM | link to this | reply

my suspicions were right. thanks for this post

posted by leaderspeaker on December 28, 2007 at 7:45 PM | link to this | reply

I try to keep mine short...
...but I have a habit of rambling on. Sorry 'bout that:)

posted by b2008 on December 27, 2007 at 1:42 PM | link to this | reply

What happened to a lump of coal? LOL. Anyway, you're quite right.
I admit to leaving small comments at times, an emoticon, and such.  Sometimes, I find that is all I can actually say, and I like to let people know that I've been there -- especially in the poetry forum.  But I do agree that there are quite a few people who simply leave inane comments after posts.  Marketing themselves, I fear...

posted by saul_relative on December 27, 2007 at 12:12 AM | link to this | reply

Whysper - and happy holidays to you as well

posted by gomedome on December 24, 2007 at 6:14 PM | link to this | reply

Of all the things........

I refer to them as drive by postings.

Of course some people(and I'm not gonna name names here or anything like that) are lucky they just do drive bys on the Oracle, if they stopped and read it their heads might pop and then they would just sit there staring at the Oracle till the power company did an energy interupt at him/her/them/it/some damn thing.

What were we talking about again?

A Happy Holiday Season to you and yours.

Whysper

posted by Whysper on December 24, 2007 at 3:38 PM | link to this | reply

shelly. - too funny, it's pretty sad when their emoticons don't make sense
Ultimately, the point of objecting to these types of spammers is that the practice is self defeating to a site such as this.

posted by gomedome on December 24, 2007 at 3:26 PM | link to this | reply

gome, I know exactly what you are talking about...it gets annoying..

and if anyone has been a witness to it, they can tell that the blogger isn't reading any posts.  Sometimes even the emoticons don't make sense.  LOL  I just don't read that person's blog anymore.  Why should I?  They haven't read mine, obviously.

 

posted by shelly_b on December 24, 2007 at 3:01 PM | link to this | reply

WavyDavy - do you really think that someone who pastes two word

comments in 50 different posts in 3 minutes is reading those posts?

 

posted by gomedome on December 24, 2007 at 2:50 PM | link to this | reply

The Blogit Spammers
Gomedome: In my opinion, you're overreacting to something that is unimportant.  Just be thankful that someone reads your blog!  That's all I care about!  You're doing well!  Why complain?  I'll continue to read you anyway. 

posted by WavyDavy on December 24, 2007 at 2:44 PM | link to this | reply

Sometimes, there isn't anything clever to say.

posted by A-and-B on December 23, 2007 at 5:44 PM | link to this | reply

Gome!!
It's been a while, huh? Well, I totally agree with this post. In fact, scary thing is I just posted a similar one yesterday. What's up with that sh#*? Do some not realize that others take notice that they have left a "" or a "" like, 25 times into different comment sections within 3 minutes time? Oy!! Well, anyway, hope you're doing well. ...and hey, that's legit!

posted by SpitFire70 on December 20, 2007 at 10:39 PM | link to this | reply

eyeshaveears470 - thank you for the kind words
Again, there is nothing wrong with short comments or just letting the blog author know that you stopped in but not one of us write our posts simply for the sake of seeing our words in print. Ultimately we all like to be read and even though we must acknowledge the fact that what we write may not inspire dialogue in everyone that reads it, to have someone simply click on the post and paste a comment without reading, is completely self defeating. Despite our perceptions of what this site may be or mean to each individual, in a general sense we are all here for feedback of some type.  

posted by gomedome on December 20, 2007 at 7:42 AM | link to this | reply

GOME

???? ???? lol I'm not going to say it. On a more serious note though, this topic has been discussed of late recently, so it seems such an issue bothers a few more often.  I for one personally don't mind just receiving a word, flower or singular symbol as that is what is mostly left when people do respond, I'm happy either way, same as if nobody responds at all etc.  I will say though people are always telling me I talk to fast and my reading fares the same also (as long as those looooong words don't get me tongue all twisted ).  I will also say that I do enjoy reading your blogs as they do invite interesting views, some of which may be in agreement to what you have send whereas others may be in disagreement, either way I like a good discussion, be it something I believe in or not, just so long as respect is shown by all parties that participate. Oh I'm also on a mission to shorten my replies as they seem to be getting longer each time.  Well this was a "worthy post"  Gome . Take care and enjoy your festive seasons.

Bless.

 

posted by UncharteredSoul on December 20, 2007 at 7:23 AM | link to this | reply

FineYoungSinger - Re: nice post
There is nothing wrong with short comments, sometimes a simple word or two is the most appropriate thing to say. The key is having read the post that is being commented on. When we see the comments page completely dominated by the same two word comment psated on dozens of different blogs, we know it is not possible to read that much, that fast.

posted by gomedome on December 20, 2007 at 6:52 AM | link to this | reply

nice post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(HAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!)  Couldn't resist. 

Serously though, this has been a common topic of late.  I personally don't mind a "nice post", "good poem" or a  or , particularly as a poetry writer, and I leave quite a few myself.  Sometimes it's hard to comment on certain subject matter, or a piece of fiction or a work of poetry, because they really don't warrant one.  But as a courtesy, I let them know I was there with a  or a , so that they know who is reading them. If a writer knows that people are reading, they will continue to contribute to the site.

If a writer doesn't appreciate the "nice post" or the emoticons, they are free to confront the commenter themselves.

 

posted by FineYoungSinger on December 20, 2007 at 6:25 AM | link to this | reply

Amen!

posted by Nautikos on December 20, 2007 at 4:13 AM | link to this | reply

lustorlove

posted by gomedome on December 19, 2007 at 7:45 PM | link to this | reply

posted by Lanetay on December 19, 2007 at 2:42 PM | link to this | reply

Kayzzaman - you do speak . . . and a full sentence to boot
I'm just curious what you mean by "cannot afford"?

posted by gomedome on December 19, 2007 at 1:18 PM | link to this | reply

I appreciate your concern
For my part I should say that I cannot afford to type long comments. So, please bear with me.

posted by Kayzzaman on December 19, 2007 at 8:50 AM | link to this | reply

Re: sam444 - I'm not really clear on what you are trying to say
I read a lot of blogs, I am doing this for my own education, I adore so many writers on this blog. I am a fast reader and I can read a lot in a short time frame. I never try to berate a blog by nice post or anything of that nature. I try to post my comments in a critique according to how the piece is written. I apologize for having over reacted, but the ones who get uptight with the posting comments seem to want more from the reader than perhaps that given entry merits.  When I get a flower, star, rose, or anything of that nature it makes me smile because someone thought my blog was worth opening. I visit your blog because I like how you think, if I don't post the comment that merits the approval of the rest who visit I personally am indifferent. I am a more enriched person because of this blog. I will continue to read and post accordingly. Bloggers, I am interested in what you have to say, but the continued over reacting to how someone post and how quickly they do only lets me know that there are bloggers with too much time on their hands.  You post today has stimulated a lot of thinking for me, I would have rathered discussed the merits of anything but how someone posts a comment>>sam

posted by sam444 on December 19, 2007 at 8:26 AM | link to this | reply

sam444 - I'm not really clear on what you are trying to say
Granted it is nice to know that someone is reading our blogs and a short comment does not necessarily mean that they are spamming but I addressed that in this post with: (with some caveats) or "exceptions" if you prefer. I am clearly speaking of those who do not read the post and simply paste a comment to up their comment count. There are a few around here that are notorious for that.  

posted by gomedome on December 19, 2007 at 7:57 AM | link to this | reply

Offy - thanks for sharing
I was going to say a lump of coal but it just didn't seem repugnant enough.

posted by gomedome on December 19, 2007 at 7:51 AM | link to this | reply

I think throwing out foolish comments to get hits is as bad as your idea of spamming. Why do you care what someone posts if it doesn't concern your blog>>>If you are  looking to get you ego stroked with each write with a small dissertations then life will be more difficult than it would be otherwise. This ins,t a nice post or anything else, it is just complaining like so many choose to do on this blog. Look at some of the entries and you will soon discover nice post is over rated but at least someone took the time to recognize the write as opposed to a 'click and run'. Folks here enjoy blog bashing on a daily basis, I think it is for cheap hits on their own blog. If something is nice then it is fine to say it is nice....unless of course there is a basic format the anti nice post and so forth that the complain bloggers would want someone to use.....just be happy someone took a look...if it didn't garner the comments someone wanted, oh well...my favorites are the ones who say good night or the ones who take posts and link to someone else so they can have a cheep post. I have seen this done with Corbin's work>>>now, isn't that a nice post!!!!  sam

posted by sam444 on December 19, 2007 at 7:50 AM | link to this | reply

Wow Troosha just wrote about this a few days ago...hahaha a turd in the stocking would be really bad, worse than a lump of coal..

Nice post ( I just had to say that)

posted by Offy on December 19, 2007 at 7:35 AM | link to this | reply

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