Spam is spam is spam

During my hiatus, someone left a comment on that post that fell prey to the spam filter.  The comment said this:

I love the blog that you have. I was wondering if you would link my blog to yours and in return I would do the same for your blog. If you want to, my site name is American Legends and the URL is:

[site URI redacted]

If you want to do this just go to my blog and in one of the comments just write your blog name and the URL and I will add it to my site.

Thanks,
David

Before I rip into David Stefanini for his ignorance, let me also point out he immediately followed his comment with this e-mail:

From: David <lilhouston7@gmail.com>
Website: [site URI redacted]
Message: Hi, I just left a comment on your blog, but I wasn’t sure if you check the comments so I decided to contact you directly.

I was wondering if you would link my blog to yours and in return I would do the same for your blog. If you want to, my site name is American Legends and the URL is:

[site URI redacted]

If you want to do this just go to my blog and in one of the comments just write your blog name and the URL and I will add it to my site.

Thanks,
David

With such a rabid approach to getting on my blogroll, I thought it only prudent to check out the site.

It’s about sports!

I mean, come on!  What a stupid idiot.  Does anything about my site make you think of sports?  I have a very limited tolerance in that area (hockey, soccer, and rugby are the sports I love; the rest are hogwash), but I don’t talk about sports here, I don’t endorse them, and mostly any mention of them is of a sarcastic and derogatory nature.

So why in the world would anyone think I’d be interested in linking to a sports blog?

It’s obvious he didn’t look at or read anything here.  If he had, he wouldn’t have contacted me or left a comment, and he certainly wouldn’t have lied about loving my blog.

Besides, it says this right in my blogroll policy:

I do not take requests to be added to my blogroll.  Period.  I do not do link trades.  Period.

Is something about that not clear enough for you, David?

And there’s also this from my comment rules:

Submit your comments only under the post to which they correspond.

So, David, do you think your comment on that post is in any way on topic or related?  Do you think it was an appropriate remark for that entry?

Oh, and those same rules also state that

I read all comments.

Saying you’re not sure if I check the comments means you didn’t even check the rules before you posted.  For someone out fishing for links, that seems like a terribly stupid idea.

Then I Googled dearest David and found he’d posted the same comment all over the place…  He posted it on blogs from nature to science to video games and everything in between.

I guess he gets around.  I also guess he’s just a link whore who can’t help but inundate blogs across the intertubes with his mindless gibbering and begging for links.

Ultimately, David Stefanini is a spammer, one who’s trying desperately to increase his incoming link count at any cost, even when that means lying through his teeth and being a general jackass.

2 thoughts on “Spam is spam is spam”

  1. I certainly enjoyed this proclamation! I received one comment similar to the one you described and although I was outraged, I didn’t take any action. If I had, though, I would have marked your words :o)

  2. I almost let it go. Almost. Then I realized speaking up about his activities would let me vent my frustration while simultaneously providing others with a bit of insight if he visits their blogs.

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