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“Successful people don’t spam.” — Adrienne Smith
The edible Spam (though I can appreciate why some people don’t like it) is a good stand by for us but we don’t have it often.
As for the other, I am glad that WP has Akismet which filters out a lot of the unwanted comments, though some legitimate ones do get redirected so I check my spam and trash boxes every day.
Some of the spam comments are amusing, and I giggle at the ones that say how wonderful a post is and how they have learned so much………….. when it’s a 3TC.
My blog is set up so that all comments have to be approved before they show on my posts. I appreciate and respect other people’s opinions, even if they don’t reflect my own, but people don’t have to rude or foul mouthed to get their point across.
I’ve been fortunate and only had a couple of ‘nasties’ which were immediately deleted. Like Dr T I hate it when links are left in my comments which are nothing to do with the post concerned and ask me to follow their blog. I might check it out, but I won’t necessarily follow, if said site exists in the first place.
IMO if someone is successful, spamming other people isn’t necessary. I believe the best advertisement is word of mouth, not blowing your own trumpet. So, in this instance, I agree with the quote.