At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.😉
Occasionally, I get random comments on this blog for really old posts. Usually they're spam. They have a link to some weird website, and the comment is nonsensical. I delete these, of course.
(I do occasionally get real comments on old posts. Those I let go through.)
But lately, I've been getting a bunch of clearly spam comments (the English is so bad), but there's no random link on them. And they're all oddly complimentary:
I was reading some of your content on this site and I believe this internet site is really instructive! Retain posting.Or:
I do consider all of the concepts you have offered for your post. They are very convincing and can certainly work.
Nonetheless, the posts are very quick for novices. May just you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time?
Thank you for the post.And this got me wondering...
What if the spam bots are actually reading that which they are posting comments to? What if they started critiquing what they read?