Medical Spa MD: What Is Comment Spam?

We still get the occasional email about what is permissible to put in a comment and what is spam. Here's the answer.

First I'll say that I really hate spam, and if you're spamming I probably hate you.

If you're leaving a comment, great! We want you to leave a comment. We want to know your thoughts and opionions. We want you to be a part of the community.

We also want you to know what we're doing to protect the medical spa community from the spammers.

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Medical Spa MD: Botox & Laser Clinic Spam Comments

If you're Medical Spa MD Member you'll probably already know we have a hoard of spammers who regularly target the site with garbage comments about fake Botox, discount purses or skincare, laser hair removal and the rest.

Paula says it clearly:

Jeff,
When I first joined Medical Spa MD, I signed up to have recent posts sent to my email account so I wouldn't miss important clinical discussions. There is SO much spam now (i.e., Jaquily and others) on a daily basis that I have to unsubscribe from the feeds. Can you please find some way for this to stop so I can once again enjoy the discussions?

Belive me, I feel your pain. The spam is something that I have to deal with every day.

So, effecive immediately, we're going to run a test to see if we can keep a lid on the fake Botox comments. All comments will have to be approved by a Medical Spa MD editor or myself before they go live. I don't expect to be able to stop all spammers but perhaps we can make a dent by trying to catch those that are clearly just posting spam.

Medical Spa MD Member comments will not have to be approved before being published so you can just login to your account to aviod the wait.

Note: Comments will only be rejected for violating our terms of use. We will not be verifying anything about the truth or accuracy of a comment or claim.

A Curse On Plastic Surgery & Botox Spam

A curse upon these medical spa and Botox spammers. Perhaps something involving scorpions.

Medical Spa MD got hit overnight with more than the usual amount of spam comments for 'Vacation Retreats', 'Watch the Book of Eli online', 'Plastic Surgery in Orange County' and such. It's really not very difficult to detect and we're pretty good about deleting it as fast as it comes in but it is a pain. Worse for them, it's reported as spam across the internet so that other sites block it automatically.

If you've got any relevant question or comment, please feel free to interact with our community, but to the spammers (especially the one's who post code) a slow and painful death.

P.S. One of the initiatives that Medspa MD is about to launch will be our own White Hat SEO tools and services for plastic surgeons and medial spas. I'm hoping to have it up by the end of the month.