May 05, 2004
Moronic Marketing

I have had to ban 145 IPs so far from commenting on this site. A few were trolls, but the vast majority were spammers pushing semi-legal drugs, or operations designed to increase the size of various body parts, or other products that would increase my well-being in highly dubious ways.

Today, for the first time, I received a spam-comment advertising a company I had heard of: Netflix. This seems an incredibly stupid way to market the services of a respectable company. The comment was attached to a post over two years old, and was only up for a few hours when I found out about it through the Movable Type editing screen and deleted it. Given my low traffic (800 or so unique visitors on weekdays), it is unlikely that even one of my readers saw the spam-comment before it was deleted. At the same time, the chance of my signing up with Netflix, which was better than 50%, though I hadn't gotten around to it yet, has dropped precipitously. Someone needs to be fired.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at May 05, 2004 11:02 PM