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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