New policy regarding spam comments

From Vince, Admin

This blog has been receiving a great many spam comments recently.  I deleted a dozen last night alone and there are a dozen new ones now.  I suspect that we are being targeted by a spam company. So, I have to announce strong measures to protect the integrity of our content.  Some of the spam mail is obvious product advertising , often having nothing to do with health or longevity.  There is also a more subtle kind of spam, from “users” which are actually hyperlinks to commercial selling websites.  Recent examples are bed liner, victoria secret bathing suit, russian women for marriage, gold exchange rate today and hormone replacement therapy . The content of the spam in such cases may be neutral or and is often complementary such as saying “Nice blog.  Keep up the good work.”  I cannot tell if some such comments are sincere but I strongly suspect most of them are spam, designed to enhance search engine placements for the selling sites concerned.  Thousands of users visit this blog daily and it is indexed daily by major search engines like Google.  The more times a link appears on an indexed site like this one, the theory goes, the higher the search index placement for the link.  So spam companies are selling services to websites “to improve your search engine placement” which means massive spamming of blogs like ours.

So, here is the new policy:

1.   Comments that are clearly irrelevant to the content of the related post will be deleted.

2.  Comments that are aimed at promoting commercial products or services will be deleted, even if the products might relate to health or longevity.

3.   Comments from users that are commercial sites will be treated with suspicion and unless particularly relevant to the post concerned will be deleted.  I request users to sign up with names that are not commercial sites.

This policy will go into effect immediately and I will be reviewing past comments and applying the policy to them as well.  I continue to welcome serious comments that contribute to the content of this blog. Please, if you want to praise or acknowledge the blog, sign up as an individual user to do so, not as a selling site.  And if you see something advertised in a comment I have not managed to delete, don’t buy it. I hope not to have to take more drastic measures restricting comments but, if necessary, will.

If  you are operating a spam company, please LEAVE US ALONE.  Our purpose here is communication of scientific information.  I could probably make a fair amount of money selling advertising but have decided not to.  So, NO HITCH-HIKE ADVERTISING.


About Vince Giuliano

Being a follower, connoisseur, and interpreter of longevity research is my latest career. I have been at this part-time for well over a decade, and in 2007 this became my mainline activity. In earlier reincarnations of my career. I was founding dean of a graduate school and a university professor at the State University of New York, a senior consultant working in a variety of fields at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Chief Scientist and C00 of Mirror Systems, a software company, and an international Internet consultant. I got off the ground with one of the earliest PhD's from Harvard in a field later to become known as computer science. Because there was no academic field of computer science at the time, to get through I had to qualify myself in hard sciences, so my studies focused heavily on quantum physics. In various ways I contributed to the Computer Revolution starting in the 1950s and the Internet Revolution starting in the late 1980s. I am now engaged in doing the same for The Longevity Revolution. I have published something like 200 books and papers as well as over 430 substantive.entries in this blog, and have enjoyed various periods of notoriety. If you do a Google search on Vincent E. Giuliano, most if not all of the entries on the first few pages that come up will be ones relating to me. I have a general writings site at and an extensive site of my art at Please note that I have recently changed my mailbox to
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