Many readers here at my blog found me through my prodigious commenting on other blogs. And dare I say it, most of my comments contribute directly to the topic at hand, with little self promotion.
So the other day I came across what looked like a mostly useless comment by GenieKnows on Mike’s blog post on Google Maps Re-design. The comment itself was a cross between useless and retarded. I didn’t pay it any other thought as the poster’s name (Drew) was not linked.
That is until I was chatting with Mike on IM and he pointed out that the smiley face was in fact a link! The little spammers, having found out Mike’s blog was do-follow, were trying to impregnate a link through the use of a smiley. I encouraged Mike to call them out, but he was far too nice for that.
Thankfully I am not. Yesterday the idiots hit my blog with a near identical comment like that, complete with their hidden link in the smiley.
So congratulations on acting like utter jackasses.