Going through comments today, I came across one of the funniest spam comments I’ve ever seen,

hello , my name is Richard and I know you get a lot of spammy comments, I can help you with this problem . I know a lot of spammers and I will ask them not to post on your site. It will reduce the volume of spam by 30-50% .

In return Id like to ask you to put a link to my site on the index page of your site. The link will be small and your visitors will hardly notice it, its just done for higher rankings in search engines.

Contact me icq 454528835 or write me tedirectory(at)yahoo.com, i will give you my site url and you will give me yours if you are interested. thank you

Wow! Nothing like a spammer’s friend offering me less spam in order to put a link on our home page. Here’s my official response to this person:

Hi DICK. These friends you speak of, are they nuts? Something tells me that you would give us the shaft either way. The whole thing seems a bit hairy, if you ask me. This reciprocation you’re offering, will it be in the front end or the back end? Just so you know, our back end has a NOFOLLOW, NOINDEX tag on it. The more I think about it, it smells too fishy, and I’ll have to turn down the offer.

I guess I’ll have to just continue deleting his friends comments. Ho-Hum.