Monday, May 10, 2010

Ignorant and a bit baffled

Lately, the last month or so, a number of comments have been left on my blogs, both of them, in an Asian script. I am so ignorant I don't know if it's Japanese or Korean. Somehow it doesn't look Chinese. I LOVE comments on my bogs and LOVE knowing someone is reading them. But I am totally ignorant of even how to speak an Asian language, let alone how to read its script. I'm baffled about why suddenly these comments are appearing when, over a few preceding years, I never got comments in a foreign language. So we add to ignorant and baffled, frustrated because I don't know of a program or how to use any such program to translate these comments. Obviously I cannot respond in any way but this note.

6 comments:

Jonas said...

I've been getting these sorts of "comments" too. So, apparently have many others (they all lead to another link). It's a spam operation. I simply delete them.

Kass said...

I got those too so I copied and pasted them into google translate. They are Japanese and they are enhancement ads. Yes, definitely spam. I didn't think this could happen if you had word verification.

June Calender said...

Thanks to both of you. Never occurred to me to think of spam.

June Calender said...

Thanks to both of you. Never occurred to me to think of spam.

C. Beth said...

Ah yes, the dreaded Asian spam comments. I have to delete them frequently. They often end in "....................." and the periods are actually a spam link.

Anyway--I wanted to send you a quick congrats. I just gave you a One-Minute Writing of the Day award for your response on 4/26! http://oneminutewriter.blogspot.com/2010/04/todays-prompt-adulthood.html

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

June -- My daughter translated one that I received. Translated -- it was a porn site linking reader to other porn sites. Yikes, I quickly deleted it and will any other Asian comments that I cannot translate. -- barbara