Spam filters get tough!

Wow. I ran into a complimentary brief post at Confessions of a Mad Librarian.

I offered this comment:

Thanks for the kind words, although I thought of that essay as a once-over-lightly… I’ll go read OJR’s interview!

And got this in response:

Comment Submission Error

Your comment submission failed for the following reasons:

Your comment was denied for questionable content.

I tried again, eliminating the exclamation point and adding “[guess your spam filter is triggered by an exclamation point].” And got the same response.

Now, I know that many of the spamments I get these days have “thanks” or “wonderful blogging” or some such nonsense so that I’ll approve the “comment” (I love the ones applauding my part in the discussion, and commenting on my introductory post.) But I’m not quite ready to add “thanks” to my block list. But I suspect misseli gets a whole lot more spam than I do…

Anyway, Eli, thanks–although I really only did a once-over-lightly on the document in question.

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