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About this blog: John Barry is the creator of trAction Painting, a process/performance genre in which he applies paint to large surfaces with bicycles, roller skates, and other wheeled conveyances. With Bill Carmel and other associates, he has bro...  (More)

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Uploaded: Apr 23, 2016

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This incoherent word (rather, a term that rhymes with word) salad appeared recently as a “comment” one of my posts. A URL, which I assume would garner malware should I be foolish enough to open it, was appended.

My blogs have been hit by this and other online parasites phishing/pushing some scam or another. Nothing I can do except report these polluting posts as “objectionable content” and then hide the drivel from view or delete it..

Anyway, I’m curious as to whether these scum are hitting other blogs on danvillesanramon. If your blog has been smeared by this digital dreck, let me know. More important, let danvillesanroman know.

What is it worth to you?


Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Alamo,
on Apr 23, 2016 at 10:52 am

Hey John: I get them sometimes in the middle of the night, usually hawking some term paper service. If you log into the site where you post your blog, you'll see each Comment adjacent to your post. Hit 'edit' below the comment, then you can either hide the comment, remove the url from it or substitute your own stuff into the spam. Email me your phone number if you want to go over it 'live.'

Posted by John Barry, a resident of Danville,
on Apr 25, 2016 at 8:55 am

Thanks, Tom. I'm already doing all this. I get a variety of digital detritus, including from the term-paper t()rds. Just keep blowin' 'em away.

Posted by Roz Rogoff, a resident of San Ramon,
on Apr 26, 2016 at 12:14 am

Roz Rogoff is a registered user.


I've been getting the term paper links on my blogs for over a year. I sometimes hide the comments or just edit out the links. I think some of these are automated spam.

Some of my older blogs are getting new comments now with these links. I'm not sure how to prevent them other than hiding them or editing out the links like Tom says.


Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Apr 29, 2016 at 7:51 am

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Why don't all of you block the IP address?
After a period of time the culprit will run out of IP address's.

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