Ask Roger Anything: Equinox Edition

Sometimes you just have to embrace the spam.

What the title says. You (i.e., YOU there) get to ask me ANYTHING. And I HAVE to answer. Honesty, though evasiveness is allowed.

Just recently, I got a question from a previous iteration of this meme:

Hey there, i read your blog site often and i individual an equivalent one particular we was just wanting to know if you get plenty of junk e-mail remarks? If you are how do you avert this, any sort of tool and also the things you can encourage? I am a great deal of lately it truly is cruising people crazy hence any kind of assistance is greatly loved.

So this was a spam comment about getting junk e-mail. I LOVED it! It made me laugh out loud.

But in answer to the query: yes, I do get a lot of junk mail. I have the Akismet thing that comes with my WordPress, and in less than 17 months, I’ve gotten about 75,000 spam comments. This is why I approve all my comments.

That said, I don’t get a lot of rude, weird comments here. I HAVE on the Times Union site. But ever since I said to one guy in particular, in my comments, “Please go away,” he has, and so have all the other stalkers. Who knew it’d be that easy?

And as I’ve indicated before, sometimes you just have to embrace the spam. I mean, I know the nasty spam comments are not really directed to me. But I do like to pretend that the complimentary notes are actually real. Case in point:
I enjoy you because of your entire work on this web site. My mother takes pleasure in participating in internet research and it is easy to understand why. I learn all about the lively ways you present effective tricks through your web blog and in addition encourage contribution from visitors on the theme while our girl is undoubtedly studying a lot of things. Take pleasure in the rest of the new year. You are always performing a wonderful job.

I mean, why WOULDN’T I want that to be honest, to be sincere? Alas, it’s from some dating site trying to get traction.

Anyway, the answers to YOUR questions will appear soon, assuming you have any. Oh and for the record, I usually participate when others initiate this, as Jaquandor did recently.

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

4 thoughts on “Ask Roger Anything: Equinox Edition”

  1. Hey Roger
    Tell us the story how you met Tom Skulan, and started working at Fantaco.
    I have never heard the story.
    tom

  2. What were you favorite and least favorite moments, growing up in the Binghamton area? From your favorite Apalachin girl who went to Vestal, Amy
    PS I left a reply for you (finally) that asks you to email me regarding your thoughts on the Pledge…)

  3. If it’s not too late, how do you think the MLB playoffs will go?

    What is your take, if any, on the DC relaunch, with 52 new story lines and rebooted famous characters?

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