Unfortunately for the spammers, all of the comments are moderated. By me personally.
Which means I delete all the spam. None of it ever gets so much as a brief appearance on the final product that the public sees.
Sometimes, very rarely, a spammer actually tries to leave a comment that is meaningful and includes a link at the end of their comment. That is deleted too.
Basically, if it contains a link that is clearly meant as spam advertising, it gets deleted.
Now I do allow advertising on CardioTrek.ca, but I charge DOUBLE of what normal market rates for such advertising is - and I refuse to advertise anything like casinos, diet pills, bogus nonsense. So they have to first jump through the hoops of both credibility and morality, and once they have done so they have to pay double of normal market rates.
And furthermore, I charge a fee for guest posts - because that is still technically advertising. And if you don't like it and/or think you are providing me with a service, then clearly you should read Wil Wheaton's post about "free exposure". "Free content" from people who just want advertising, I don't care about. Complete waste of my time to even post their junk writing - which guests posts need to be the following:
- High Quality Writing
- Moral and Ethical (eg. not advertising casinos or cigarettes)
- Credible + Not Obviously Bogus (eg. diet pills, health gadgets that don't work, etc)
Don't like my rules? Take your diet pills / shoddy writing and peddle it somewhere else. The back of a tabloids newspaper seems like a good place.
And because no notice posts should be left hanging without something funny, I give you the following photo on the topic of Roller Derby. :)