Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble, Gobble

Today, in the USA, we celebrate the national holiday of "Thanksgiving". Many people call it "Turkey Day" because the traditional cooking for the holiday meal is centered around roast turkey. The words "gobble, gobble" have two meanings.
  1. Turkeys are attributed as making that sound, such as the cat makes "meow", and the dog "bow wow".
  2. Celebrants of the holiday eat a lot of food, also popularly expressed as "gobbling".


It is perhaps fitting that I explain my use of the term "gobble gobble", on this day.

Blogger provides an objective description of spam, and why it is not accepted in BlogSpot.
Spam blogs cause various problems, beyond simply wasting a few seconds of your time when you happen to come across one. They can clog up search engines, making it difficult to find real content on the subjects that interest you. They may contain material that's been scraped from other sites on the web, and may use other people's writing to make it look as though they have useful information of their own. And if an automated system is creating spam posts at an extremely high rate, it can impact the speed and quality of the service for other, legitimate users.


As an alternative, I wrote my analogy Waiting For The Tap, and referred to turkeys, who wait in vain, for said tap.

The expression "Gobble, Gobble", when included in my answer to a forum question, will refer to this analogy. The spammer (aka the "Original Poster" in the question) may, at his convenience, read this post - and accept the fact that he is a turkey.

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2 comments:

Naveen Kumar said...

Hi Chuck,

I have read your series of articles, which are very informative to new Bloggers. The 'Copy cat' problem is everywhere. Thanks for blogger team is taking initiative to eradicate spammers.

AiresOFwar said...

You have entirely to much time on your hands. But this is a funny post :D