Below is a screenshot of a bit of comment spam that WP caught for me this morning.
This is just insulting! Cooking video?! Are they even trying?! I mean Regarding Fanfic, I’m fairly certain, doesn’t contain anything that any properly written algorithm should decide is about cooking.
I mean, come on people! If you’re going to run a scam, you’ve got to try harder! Just a little more effort, just a little more, and that might have just about looked like a legitimate comment … to someone who wasn’t paying attention, maybe, but still. But, no, of course not. They have to go talking about cooking. I don’t talk about cooking, so red flag number one. Oh look, it’s on my fanfic policy page … duh.
I hope that computers reach the point they’re at in Jeph Jacques‘ Questionable Content comic soon, simply because I’d love to think that no self-respecting sentient machine would allow itself to send such insultingly undisguised nonsense.
I decided, what with Love or Lust coming out by the end of the month it was a good time to register the site as it’s own domain.
To be frank, I’m still hosting off WordPress.com – it’s simpler, and I really don’t have any (current) need for any advantage I could possibly gain from a hosting service and a Wordprerss.net blog. Call it inherent laziness if you like, and you’ll be partly correct, but mostly it’s a features draw. I like features I have with the WordPress hosting that I don’t have hosting it on something else, and don’t need any of the features that I’d gain the other way.
There ought to be no need to update any RSS subscriptions or similar.