Those living in Hawai’i are proud to be known as the Spam capital of the world. They eat more Spam per capita than anywhere else that I am aware of. If you go into a McDonalds in Hawai’i, you can find a list of breakfast meal deals that include Spam. It doesn’t hurt that their pork and beef products are almost 100 percent imported and Spam is among the cheapest ways to get meat.
But I don’t like Spam… or spam. I just checked the statistics for CSPT. This site will break the 40,600 comment mark sometime this month. It will also break the 670,000 spam mark sometime this month. And huge quantities of that spam are wholly societal-dregs value.
As I’m on during hours when most Americans are sleeping, I have made it a point to try to rescue comments from the moderation filter. I used to try to rescue comments from the spam filter without prompting but I have given that up. No amount of Ivory soap can clean a body from what is in that filter.
BUT I CONSIDER the heavy dosage of spam that gets filtered to be a mark CSPT can be proud of. Any site that gets a 16-1 spam-comment ratio is getting enough traffic to be proud of. And it isn’t the article authors that makes the whole thing go. It is those who comment on the articles posted and those who lurk and just read. Those hits are what make CSPT so enticing to spammers. And that huge spam-comment ratio gives me, at least, a feeling that CSPT is indeed getting the word out on many important and frivolous matters, and a feeling that the commenters here are being heard outside our little circle.