Blogging Second Life & Spam

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OK so I only waited until most of the 44 avatars rezzed, not all. I did want to post today and it would have taken too long to get a really good shot. :)

They were dancing to trance so I just left them to it and looked around the Tanpopo↑ sim. In any case, my translator doesn’t handle japanese very well and why embarrass myself unnecessarily?

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As usual, while I played with the camera and looked at the variety of little scenes on the island, my mind wandered. It’s almost the end of the year so I’ll do one of those “wrap-ups” about something totally unimportant.

I moved the blog over here to WordPress a little more than a year ago. One of the big differences I’ve noticed is that I get a lot more spam than I’ve been used to. I actually read it – really! It’s fascinating to me to see what approach they use to convince me to leave their messages on here as comments. The old way of just handing you links obviously required some updating.

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Some of them use flattery: Wow, wonderful weblog layout! How lengthy have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The full glance of your web site is fantastic, as smartly as the content!

A few of these entrepreneurial types try to impress me with their superiority: naturally like your web-site however you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I to find it very bothersome to inform the truth nevertheless I will definitely come again again.

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Most of the spammers assume a blog owner is a man. At least I think they do. The offers of exotic escorts and sexy female friends might be intended for me, but I doubt it.

The really odd ones, in my mind anyway, are the comments that say they like the blog but will stop reading if I don’t keep up the quality. Even worse are the ones who say my content is average and they’ll check in later to see if I’ve improved. These messages are invariably from people selling solutions to erectile dysfunction. I guess inducing performance anxiety is one way to increase the market for your product. :p

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  1. I think it’s more that they don’t care–their goal is simply to spew spam to as many as possible, to take advantage of a corollary of the Archimedean property: if x and y are real numbers with x > 0, there’s a natural number N such that N * x > y. (For x take the tiny but still positive fraction of spam recipients who succumb, and for y take the amount of money the spammer wants.)

  2. I hate it when my blog is dysfunctional erectionally, but since I never get spam about it I guess no one notices. If only I was as popular as you, Honour :)

  3. I wanted to leave you a thank you for being such an inspiration to get out of my comfort zone and shoot on location. You are never ending inspiration and your ability to make places look magical and desirable is a coveted talent.

    I hope you never stop. You amaze me daily.

    I have three blogs I always read daily. Mine isn’t on that list. Yours is.

  4. I am finding that nowadays they are not bothering to comment so much, and are simply ‘liking’ my blog posts. Why, thank you!


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