Have been seeing weirdly trivial blog-post spam lately. Someone will post a single-line comment that is entirely generic, no real content, just a bland "nice post" or "thanks for the article" where the user's URL is a link to what looks like a SEO page.
Turns out that there's a set of sites that "markets" collections of "Do Follow" (i.e. those not rewriting links with the no-follow attribute) enabled blogs, where the purchasers are asked to stump up cash and post "useful" messages to the blogs involved so that they don't exhaust the resource (i.e. exploitable blogs).
Sigh. So if I mistakenly take down your short post as a commercial spam, I apologize, but the SEOs made me do it. It would be nice if the various commons didn't need policing, but apparently it does, and I guess I'm the beat-cop in this neighborhood.
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