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Sambhar Mafia - Cooked To Kill!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Sulekha on a spamming spree

If you are a blogger with some amount of readership you would have definitely received emails and comments from Sulekha Blogs Team asking you to create a parallel domain in Sulekha. If they had done it once, I would have not really got upset. I have received 2/3 comments and 1 email from them. I hope my crib reaches the right people.

Update: Chenthil has a related rant. Chandru, Prabhu, Witchu and Krithiga have also joined the campaign. Anti is providing outside support.


  • :)

    By Blogger WA, at 10:36 PM  

  • Yess Sir.. I wanted to say something about this. Mainly because, I got it TWICE!

    By Blogger anantha, at 10:55 PM  

  • The last line is awesome. "My crib" - yes. I hope Cribs are heard too

    By Blogger Ravages, at 11:14 PM  

  • Haha when Ferro said the same thing about the last line, I thought that he was reading too much into it. I take my words back, you guys are all too good. You should all be copywriters :)

    By Blogger WA, at 11:29 PM  

  • I think there are very few people who have been spared!!Timely post Kaps :)

    By Anonymous F e r r a r i, at 12:11 AM  

  • Kaps: Naan outside support kudukaren ;)

    By Blogger anantha, at 12:13 AM  

  • Does Kiruba (who, according to BarCamp Chennai profile says, is associated with Sulekha) knows about this?

    By Blogger பரி (Pari), at 12:17 AM  

  • I didnt know such a blogger exist, before this incident happened. When i was going thru his archived posts, i was surprised to know that he was with a 'NO 1 IT company' some time ago and has recently joined suleka. Probably he is doing this campaign out of 'ArvakkOlaRu'and is not aware of the 'after-effects'. I honestly feel pity for that chap, for this might even ruin his career.

    By Anonymous prakash, at 12:59 AM  

  • Ayyo Paavam, Karthik Kannan.. So many people attacking him at the same time.

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 1:04 AM  

  • Prakash/Ram C - I totally agree and I think others do too and thats why I presume no one said anything for so long. And even now I feel its the company's corporate marketing policy which is at fault and not the blogger. I am sure he can't be doing it without his seniors blessings and as Kaps says lets hope this crib gets heard.

    By Blogger WA, at 1:12 AM  

  • Kaps, surely one clueless spammer isn't worth a campaign!

    By Anonymous antrix, at 1:40 AM  

  • Me too got a similar spam comment today!

    By Blogger Neelakantan, at 2:17 AM  

  • Me too got a spam comment today.

    By Blogger Neelakantan, at 2:18 AM  

  • Echoos me, but how different is this from all other spam comments that we get? I'd prefer ignore the morons policy :)

    By Blogger Sriram, at 5:32 AM  

  • ive read the kids blog so havent bothered about calling it spam - but ive got 2 3 emails n a few comments :(im beginning to feel like screaming

    By Blogger visithra, at 10:47 AM  

  • @Ravages,
    I didn't realize the connection when I wrote Crib. I managed to get the reference only after your comment.

    I'm not too sure whether Kiruba knows about this.

    Rightly said....it got a bit annoying and that's why I wrote about it.

    other spams are not human spams and hence could be controlled by the likes of word verification etc. this one is difficult to control.

    I have decided to term it as spam only after the repeated comments and emails from their side.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:16 PM  

  • don't remember getting a comment. but recd the email a couple of days ago...

    By Blogger Balaji, at 2:06 PM  

  • Agreed. I shall support from outside then :P.. I had banned a set of IP's on haloscan.. guess that's one reason I'm not getting messed with!

    Btw, the guy has a blog.. why not spam him? (good plan, no?)

    By Blogger Sriram, at 1:20 AM  

  • Kaps: I think Kiruba knows. There was a post on his blog (as you might have seen on bloglines). Not any more though. Bloglines still seems to show it.

    (P.S: Feel free to delete this comment if you want to!)

    By Blogger anantha, at 1:26 AM  

  • Now everybody would know that Kiruba knows abt it....
    and he ,for a short timeframe,owned responsibility..


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:41 AM  

  • @Balaji,
    lucky you :-)

    then there would be no difference between us and Sulekha

    I happened to see that post in Kiruba's blog and also in Bloglines :-)

    Thanks for the screenshot

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:16 AM  

  • Hey Kaps and all,

    I own up responsibility. Its not the right way to communicate. However, the intention wasn't wrong while the way it was done surely is.

    We geuninely thought we had a good offering when we wrote in. We have tied up with Penguin for publishing the best of blogosphere, tied up with Indian Express and other good publications for publishing the best blog posts, sharing of revenues .. well you get the idea. But I agree that none of this gives reason to post spam comments. That's been stopped for certain.

    A honest thanks to all for the feedback. Appreciate it a lot.

    By Blogger Kiruba Shankar, at 2:26 PM  

  • @Kiruba,
    Thanks for the clarifications. We know that the intent was not wrong, but the execution made us cast aspersions on the intent itself.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:55 PM  

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