As you know, I enabled comment moderation to stop all the stupid spam comments publishing. Which has been a good thing. I posted about how annoying the spam comments were before.
But I'm worried my spam hatred may have harmed someone in the moderation of the comments.
Let me elaborate.
Once or twice during the day, I will check the internet on my phone to see if my blog has any comments to be moderated. Today I checked my phone and saw a comment that was about eight lines long and made up mainly of links. I spotted spam's favourite phrase in the whole world "penis enlargement" in among the linkage, so I immediately checked the box next to the comment and clicked REJECT.
My phone's internet connection can be pretty slow when I'm not in the flat and/or around wi-fi. So as the page started gearing up to reject this comment, I had a moment or two to look at the comment properly.
Then I felt HORRIBLE.
You see, the spam comment was asking me for help. Apparently the commenter had been kidnapped by the Russian Mafia and was being forced to post spam comments for penis enlargement on people's websites. If the comments weren't accepted, he had typed, he would be killed.
Then there was something like "They're coming back, I've got to go, help me!"
And I had rejected his post.
Is it just me or has spamming just hit a new low???
On top of receiving ridiculous spam comments, I'm now getting a side of guilt trip along with it???
For fuck's sake . . .