Running this blog I have come across many excellent and interesting people. However, the internet mirrors life and one therefore also occasionally comes across groups of people who are a complete pain in the posterior. One such group is comment spammers. A particularly insidious type of weed, the comment spammer isn't put off by word verification and obviously thinks that the privilege of being able to comment upon someone else's work is an open invitation to freely advertise his or his client's wares. It is not.
I'm afraid that I have not always been particularly meticulous in my application of herbicide, and this may have encouraged the spammer. Accordingly, I will hereafter delete any comment that looks to me as if it may be spam. If you left the comment and it was not spam, let me know and I will reinstate it. I may also 'name and shame' regular perpetrators. I do not want to turn on comment moderation (I think commenters like to see their comments appear instantly), but I will do so if I have to.
OK, rant over.