Idiot Spammers

Why do they bother? I just deleted 38 spam comments. Nothing but ads for their websites. No actual comments. Why do they bother?

I know why. They are using automated software, and even if only 1 blog out of 100’s is non-moderated, then their junk appears to the world (and the search engines) for maybe even a day or two, before the owner deletes it.

Do you run a blog? Do you allow comments to appear without being moderated first? If you do, you are encouraging these pitiful people.