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Spam Comments

Putting this in 'Persona Paper' just because we really can't say the same for other online writing sites.

Think about it, the site is earning from revenues from ads. Ads from different companies that look at related content in the site.

Now, look at the other sites and see the difference. Done? Good!

Spam comments do not help the site at all. Yes, back int he day it will earn you a cent. Perhaps, two cents if you reply back but in the long term, spam comments will only contribute to the downfall of these sites. Imagine if all the members aren't reading the posts and just copy-pasting spam and generic comments? Just how bad would the site look? Uhmmm... very bad!!!

Let us also not limit the definition of spam comments. These aren't just the 'My mother's girlfriend's nephew's uncle's pet hamster is earning a gazillion dollars just by copy-pasting a spammy comment'. This should also include those 'Nice post', 'I find this interesting', and so on and so on comments. You get my drift. You have received those spam comments. All of us are victims, it is up to us to fight back!

Also, length of comment isn't the only thing that we should look at. More importantly, we should check our comment's relevance to the post. How many times have we seen on member pour his/her heart out because of a recent event in his/her life and then we see, 'This is an interesting post. I'm happy to connect with you my friend.'??? Or a post about a death in the family with a comment along the lines of ' Interesting post. Happy posting!'???

Anyway, I did my share back in the other site. I reported these inappropriate comments. I even went as far as disliking these comments. I also sent an email to the appropriate department. Too bad that others who were suppose to work on these spam comments idly sat at the sidelines and did nothing. Look, where is that site now. Glad to say that Persona Paper has so far remained spam free because of the strict application process the site implements.

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AliCanary wrote on February 23, 2015, 10:20 PM

I think the character requirement is a good way to curtail the short, meaningless comments, but also the people who write here would not respond to those comments, anyway. But you're right; I think the incredibly quick and decisive actions of the admins to evidence of spam, plagiarism and other scammy crap is really what sets this site above the others.

bestwriter wrote on February 23, 2015, 10:23 PM

There is quality here from all angles and proper comments belong there.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 23, 2015, 10:56 PM

Yes on tat other site I got those a lot. I have not had a problem here and like that.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 23, 2015, 11:14 PM

Yes and although the pay isn't real high, at the moment, for the most part, writers at this site genuinely like to write good content and read it as well so the unique and genuine will win out and make others who would think to get rich quickly by spamming comments and likes very unlikely to want to bother with us. This fact and the fact that more and more good writers will continue to join this site, there will eventually be a greater amount of honest earnings for deserving hard working writers here.

allen0187 wrote on February 23, 2015, 11:34 PM

Well said AliCanary ... well said. This site has something that I'd like to call to as 'pre-emptive strike'.

allen0187 wrote on February 23, 2015, 11:35 PM

Quality posts are the norm here in PP. Really cant say the same for other writing sites.

allen0187 wrote on February 23, 2015, 11:36 PM

Would love to keep this site spam free wolfgirl569 , hence , I wrote this post.

allen0187 wrote on February 23, 2015, 11:37 PM

I've added a couple of new members this morning and so far I'm seeing a lot of quality posts.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 23, 2015, 11:45 PM

That is what I'm talking about. The more the good ones come in the bigger and the better this site becomes. And I am not even a mathematician. LOL.

BarbRad wrote on February 24, 2015, 12:27 AM

I also appreciate that. And it's more than just the application screening. People don't get paid for short comments here, and if we see a spammy comment, we can flag it. There is little motivation to spam in a comment.

crowntower wrote on February 24, 2015, 12:38 AM

Lol! Sometimes I encounter those kinds of comments in a very sad post and the comment will just say "interesting post!" lol! RIgth now I feel it is a little funny but actually I really don't feel that the owner of that post was lift up. Comforting and appreciation of what he or she write can also make the writers to be motivated to write more, and when the bloggers are more optimistic the site became lively, and the advertisers are simply attracted to a site with a bright and healthy community. God bless.

Dawnwriter wrote on February 24, 2015, 1:40 AM

I think it is the overall environment of this place. I have found people here to be very real and intelligent rather than in a scramble to get their next cent and next. I think no one here will tolerate "Like my post. I will like your post" type of behavior and same goes for spam comments and irrelevant remarks. Members and admins both have played a great role in keeping the place clean emoticon :cool:

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shiela32 wrote on February 24, 2015, 2:12 AM

Spammy comments pulls the website's performance down. Good to read all of your suggestions about fighting spams.

Coffee wrote on February 24, 2015, 5:07 AM

I haven't seen many spam comments over here at all.
Long may that continue.

Anja wrote on February 24, 2015, 8:20 AM

I try to separate real spam comments from those being made by people with limited English skills. If it looks like they tried to understand the post and comment in a relevant way, I let them slide. It's not easy to read their posts and they may never make it as a writer on an English site, but I don't want to call them spammers when they are doing the best they can and don't mean to spam or cheat.

scheng1 wrote on February 24, 2015, 8:36 AM

If ever PP allows outsiders to comment, and add links to blogs, you will have tons of spam comments.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 24, 2015, 8:44 AM

I hate spam comments. And, yeah, there were a lot on that other site. But I haven't really seen any here on Persona Paper, which is a good thing, of course.

MaeLou wrote on February 24, 2015, 9:53 AM

Not only do we have the application process but we do not allow spam comments here. Abuse of it DOES get your account deleted.

nbaquero wrote on February 24, 2015, 1:33 PM

allen0187 You are right, the Admins here are vigilant and take proactive measures to prevent spam comments from happening here at Persona Paper.

Porcospino wrote on February 24, 2015, 2:10 PM

It is so nice to read real comments here on Persona Paper. Comments like "nice post" or "if you like my posts I will like yours " are very common on the other site. Here the members read the posts, that isn't always the case on the other site.

thisnthat wrote on February 24, 2015, 6:40 PM

I like the way you broke that down to include things other than the "make money online while you sleep" type of stuff. There is in fact a lot more to spam.

I don't like green eggs and ham and I really, really, don't like spam.

ViperGirl85 wrote on February 24, 2015, 11:11 PM

Even when we were making a penny per comment, I didn't want pennies for "Nice share. Thank you. Have a great time and please visit my posts" on sensitive posts such as my late Father. I always found it rude and I stopped interacting with spammers. To this day, if there is an option to flag and delete such comments, that's exactly what I will do.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 12:04 AM

So true BarbRad !!!

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 12:10 AM

Well said ViperGirl85 . Spammers are usually on autopilot and they just write all those canned comments of theirs. So annoying!!!

inertia4 wrote on February 25, 2015, 10:48 AM

allen0187 I agree. I have been victim to those comments as well on the other site. Now I don't see them there anymore. Which is refreshing. I like a coherent comment like most of us do. I cannot say I have ever come across any comment like that here on Persona Paper. That is a good thing and that is why I really like it here.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:02 PM

Agree with everything you wrote inertia4 .

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:08 PM

I'm glad that you like it thisnthat . Green eggs and ham, I'd have a bit every so often. Spam, as long as it is less salt, I'm up for it. LOL!

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:18 PM

Real comments - check! Members reading posts - check! Persona Paper just gets better and better!!!

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:22 PM

The Admins are doing a great job indeed.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:05 PM

Awkward is the word that comes to mind when I see these misplaced comments in a very serious post.

inertia4 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:49 PM

allen0187 Thank you. Okay, I am not going to be caught with that short thank you comment. So I will say that great minds think alike.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:50 PM

You are correct Dawnwriter and I agree with you 100%, both members and the admins have worked hand in hand to keep this place spam-free.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:51 PM

Agreed. Spam is a death kiss to any site.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:59 PM

Spam comments went by the way of the dinosaurs here in PP.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:00 PM

Well, that's one thing to look at it Anja . Thank you for sharing your view about the matter.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:01 PM

Good thing PP doesn't allow that. I doubt that will be allowed scheng1 .

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:05 PM

Definitely a good thing FreyaYuki .

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:23 PM

Which is why we LOVE it here in Persona Paper MaeLou !!!