Lately I’ve been seeing a trend I’m not thrilled about. Comment spam. But not the kind of Viagra/porno site/make money online comment spam we’re used to finding in our spam filters. These are from real people who are participating in the conversation and then somewhere in the comment they drop a link. I especially get this from folks dropping their work at home or Associated Content affiliate links. It’s annoying.
Recently one person called me a hypocrite. She wanted to know how come we post ads for jobs all day but she can’t put her own ads in the comments. Because there are specific spots for ads. The comments section is for creating and participating in a conversation. It’s not for dropping links to your own blogs and websites.
I love that we have new bloggers coming on board every day. The problem is many of them are taking the “comment at blogs to gain traffic” thing to heart.
What do you think? Has this sort of thing gotten worse?