You what?

One of the joys of running a website is discovering all the different ways people find of trying to subvert it.

In particular, since the advent of the google search engine and the way it uses links to rank search results, having links pointing at your website is highly desirable.

Which means that, if you have a website and you see a blog like the abc blog which allows comments, it’s very tempting to leave an innocuous comment – like “great blog” or “nice work” … and a link to your own website.

In fact the vast majority of comments that get left on the abc blog look like this. Mostly the link is hidden away under the name of the user although sometimes its included in the comment.

Some are pretty blatant – like this one:

I like the layout of your website. Check out the graphics on my site at [deleted]

Or how about this one:

When different student are willing to read about the essay order they could essay buy related to this good post. Because the essay outline creating has to be a really serious stuff.

which contained links to an essay-writing service for students. [Though would you buy a used essay from someone who writes like that?]

Others are just complimentary:

Love the blog you have here! I find that information really interesting. :)


I have seen some crappy posts but this one really impresses me. Good work!

Some try to bamboozle – how about this one:

Solid blog. I got a lot of good info. I’ve been keeping an eye on this technology for awhile. It’s fascinating how it keeps varying, yet some of the core elements stay the same. Have you seen much change since Google made their most recent acquisition in the domain?


And some are just off-topic entirely:

This is a great article. I have now left the rat race, never to look back. You’re right that the only way to make any decent money is by running your own business!

And finally, just as I was about to publish this article when, with immaculate timing, the following comment appeared:

I enjoyed the article and thanks recompense posting such valuable poop at verge on wits of all of us to conclude from, I sort out up it both valuable and communicative and I blueprint to grill it as again as I can.

Which says it all, I think.

Anyway, it keeps me amused deleting them and it’s not as if I’ve got anything better to do with my time.

And the point of this post – well, just to share some of these delights with genuine readers. And to say that, I’d love to have some more comments on the blog – I don’t even mind if it links to your own music related site – but if you do leave one, please mention abc somewhere in the comment.

Thank you!


This is a great article. I have now left the rat race, never to look back. You?re right that the only way to make any decent money is by running your own business!

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2 Responses to “You what?”

  1. Geoff says:

    Don’t you just love the non-sensicle (?) replies. Oh well, as you said, makes life interesting.

    Oh yes, ABC – well after trying TEX, Piob mhor & other (bagpipe) music notation software, I have been using ABC for years now, for both bagpipe and ‘normal’/other music. It does pretty much everything I need – pipe music, multiple voices, lyrics/words, formatting, exporting, etc. A great product(s). I try and endorse it whenever I can. It’s a bit like hitting a brick wall when talking to other pipers though – they are hard to wean off the GUI-based notation software :(

    Yours aye,

  2. Chris says:

    I do indeed enjoy the nonsensical – especially the last one (“valuable poop” is a phrase that will stay with me for some time – could it be an electronic translation of “good sh*t”?).
    Re the software – have you tried suggesting AbcExplorer to your piper friends? It’s pretty complete GUI / WYSIWYG experience (including a piano keyboard for note entry). And free.