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From Russia, but Without Love.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | July 20, 2009

Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009

Every day for a year I have been rejecting comments of no value, dozens of them, frequently containing the same text with different senders. About six months ago, I started seeing a lot of comments coming from Germany and Russia (the URLs give it away).

At first, they were written in pidgeon English. They usually raved about how great the post was and stated that they wanted to translate it for their own blog. Some were clearly trying to provoke an email response, probably to sell the address.

Then, comments written in what I presume to be the Russian language, in Cyrillic letters, started to appear. I say “presume” because I can’t read these posts and some or all of them might just contain jibberish. But they came. And came. Five, ten at a time. They concentrated on certain posts, usually old ones. Then they would move to another.

What gives, Russia? When are you going to give it up?

Incidentally. If you would like to have your comment appear on this blog, don’t just say that you loved the post or read the blog all of the time. Don’t tell me that you are going to put it in your Google Reader or however you get your RSS. Yes, I appreciate comments like that from readers. But other readers don’t want to wade through fan mail with no other content. If you want to see your comments posted, you must tell me more. What do you think about the topic discussed? What else would you like to know? Give me more than a one liner. Give me something that readers would like to see. Whether you disagree is not a factor. It may be a plus. I’m a lawyer; we lawyers like a good debate.

And please don’t write your comment in Russian!


PS: If you want to comment in Polish, send it to the Nutmeg Lawyer.


CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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