Opinions and Rants #18: Retrospace Gives the Bird to Spammers
Well, folks, you can thank spammers for having to use that pain-in-ass word verification every time you want to leave a comment. I've been deleting ridiculous comment spam for months, but it's just getting out of hand and taking up a lot of time. Who the hell are these spammers? I mean, what kind of business model uses spam as a marketing plan? Has it ever actually happened that someone notices spam in the comment section, is desperately curious about where this link might lead and actually clicked on it? EVER? Has this ever actually happened?
And if by chance you accidentally click it, who the hell is going to purchase something from them? Is their clever plot contingent upon ensaring porn addicts who will lay down credit card numbers the minute they lay eyes on their lousy porno website? It all reminds me of when my computer was overtaken by a virus last year. No matter what I clicked after a Google search, it directed me to various idiotic ads. Gee, that really made me want to try their products. A helpful tip to up-and-coming businesses: forcibly taking customers to an advertiser against their will is not a good marketing strategy.
To all you spamming douche bags, this bird's for you.