by syaffolee

The Thursday Threesome: Comment and Trackback Spam

Onesome- Comment: Are there any blogs you regularly read and comment on? Is it just to say “hi, how are you?” or is there one site that just makes you have to join in the conversation?

All of the blogs that I regularly visit are on my blogroll. But if you’re one of those people who like to look at your stats all the time and you don’t see me visiting (or can’t tell), I’m probably reading you through Bloglines instead.

I would like to think that most of the comments I make on various weblogs pertain to the corresponding post. However, there are certain sites that I feel more comfortable commenting on. On the weblogs I rarely comment–it’s either because I don’t have anything further to add to the author’s insight or a previous commenter has said it far better than I ever could.

The only weblogs (or individual posts) that I don’t feel comfortable posting in are the specialized ones outside my realm of knowledge or interest. Example: I would not comment on an economics blog unless the author suddenly wanted to break things up and blog on his loud neighbors playing rap music.

Twosome- and Trackback: Does anyone actually ever really use this function of their blog?

Yes, people use that function. Just not me.

Threesome- Spam: We all hate it! Anyone have any clever ways of dealing with it? Share it with us, please.

Not really. But this question does remind me of a silly piece of sci-fi in the most recent issue of Nature about dead people and spam.