I recently passed four years of partcipation at open salon and of course remember the 'good old days' that no one wants to hear about.
Glad to see the old girl (Jake's nick for open) up and running again, mostly at least (mostly running, not mostly glad), but after the last couple years of being ignored and watching the place spin down the crapper, I still carry a bit of resentment and skepticism.
Upon opening up smoothly, again, this morning, I followed up on a comment I made at Joan H.'s yesterday to see if she had responded (DIDN'T!), and there at the bottom of her thread were/are two 'comments' from nikeoo1, with hot links. Advertising, or spam.
Some of you might remember that this was the first type of spam to invade - the spam comments. Back then it wasn't more than an oddity and a bit of a bother. We would delete their 'comments,' or not, and joke about them. The site still worked just peachy.
Then it stopped, the spam comments, when they (whoever THEY are) figured out how to blog themselves! Assuming, as I can only assume and presume, never being told exactly what was and is 'up' by 'management,' that doing their own mega-thousands of blogs is more profitable than was spam comments. Strictly a business decision.
nike001 may be some sort of neandrathal spam throwback. Who knows?
What I have been wondering though, as I witness the evolution of spamming at open salon is this: how long can it possibly be before these cocksuckas learn to rate each other?
They blog, so surely they can rate. Imagine spam posts with hundreds of ratings! Imagine a right side (four hour) feed that is exclusively spam!
Wouldn't that be a kick in the proverbial blogging nuts!
I believe I saw something written by Jake at (the tragically named) ORPHANS OF OPEN SALON @ facebook, stating that the 'moderator' had been hired. This guys' job, or so the ad on craigslist said, will include spam control if I understood correctly.
When moderator dude, or dudette, eliminates the spam, either using one of the hundreds of solutions offered by our very savvy bloggers here, or a solution that he or she thinks up on their very own, I will consider this place "fixed."
Below captured image is from the OS home page this morning.
Happy New Year.. right!
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