Saturday, 8 February 2020

Comments And Possible Spam

I'm making this post because it needs to be addressed, over the last couple of months; when the engagement of this blog came to an all time high, there have been plenty of comments on my posts which is great!

Engagement and opinion is good on the blog, but what I don't like is links to other websites... not blogs but websites that in a lot of instances have no relevance to the original content; for example, A link to a pharmaceutical website when I'm trying to highlight the importance of the European Health Insurance Card, Opioid Addiction Treatment on my Holywell Bay post, Fleet Management Solutions in India on my reasons not to buy a specific GPS tracker, Ski Bibs (really?!) on my History and Origins of Sandboarding post, or links to Airport Parking deals on my rant about Travel Insurance.

"Christchurch Police Car" by Tony Hisgett is licensed under CC BY 2.0.


I don't want to act like I'm policing this blog and given the nature of the blog, I shouldn't have to and while I completely support and champion the notion of free speech; this embedded doctrine of spam comments and irrelevant has to stop. I won't remove the comments entirely as this goes against my belief of free speech but I will report any comments with links in to be spam unless it's from a trustworthy source or one of which I am aware. I am not affiliated in any way with the links in the comments of my posts. Thank you.

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