I'm in the big time now

Today I discovered that I've officially left the little leagues of personal websites / blogs. Today, as I was doing my webmasterial thing, I noticed a new comment had been posted. My expectation of receiving a heartfelt message from some young kid who's now been inspired to take up game programming based solely on my contribution to his life was sorely shattered. I got spammed.

Now I know what you're thinking. "But surely with such a high-profile website, filled with illuminating and influential material, it was only a matter of time before someone thought to slyly cash in and attempt to sell certain goods to certain people with a common yet embarrassing ailment." You might be right, except that I don't think that my site qualifies for that sort of a demographic. I don't think I get enough people here to qualify as having a demographic.

So what does this mean? Do I need to disable comments, or just patrol the site with more regularity? Not that I'm lazy or anything, but I do have better things to do with my time, namely making illuminating and influential material. Who actually buys things like this to warrant someone spending time spamming other people's sites? In fairness, that comment was bloody huge, it must have taken ages to write. But I still say bugger off and spam your own site.


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