A spammer came through at the end of June, dropping various automated comments, using the name “answers yahoo.”
And it came to pass that in the course of sending all that spam to the Land of Oblivion, the posts were deleted … but ghosts remained. Ghosts which remain at the end of the comment thread, until a new comment is posted, at which point the spam magically vanishes.
I’ve been trying to remove the spam, by the only means that works … posting an on-topic reply on the thread. This is a challenge, as some of the threads are four or more years old. Then I asked myself, “Why should I have all the fun?”
“Because it’s fun,” I replied. But I shushed that clear little voice.
Here’s how to play the game. Google on the two-word group “answers yahoo,” with the site set to “nielsenhayden.com” Find a spam comment. Post something on-topic, yet witty, to make the spam vanish! And resurrect a thread at the same time.