By Vince – admin
Our blog has been under a massive robot spam comment attack over the last four days. We received, I estimate, 500 comments and all but a few were spam. These inundated my personal mail and attached themselves to a number of past blog entries. The response to yesterday’s announced New Policy regarding spam comments was an intensification of the attack. So, I have taken additional measures.
* New comments must now be approved before they are posted.
* A spam-detection and filtering engine is now in place.
* I have deleted hundred of comments in the blog that appeared to me to be spam, though many more probably still remain yet-undetected. I am continuing to review past comments and delete ones that seem to be spam.
Deleting spam entries requires judgment calls and my judgments may not have all been correct. When I see complementary comments about the blog, I often can’t tell if is a real person or a spam robot talking. I have deleted very many but not all general complements that could apply to any blog, comments like “Thank you for your good work. You have done a careful job in writing this blog and the information you have provided has been valuable for me.” Sometimes I saw a seemingly thoughtful comment, but then found that that the same comment appeared in several places. Only then did I know it was spam.
So I have to apologize first for any sincere user comments that I eliminated as spam, and second for all spam that I gave a pass to. If I spammed your sincere comment, please submit it again with a little more detail about the related post so I know it is real. If you recognize something you know is spam, let me know so I can zap it.
About Vince Giuliano
Being a follower, connoisseur, and interpreter of longevity research is my latest career, since 2007. I believe I am unique among the researchers and writers in the aging sciences community in one critical respect. That is, I personally practice the anti-aging interventions that I preach and that has kept me healthy, young, active and highly involved at my age, now 93. I am as productive as I was at age 45. I don’t know of anybody else active in that community in my age bracket. In particular, I have focused on the importance of controlling chronic inflammation for healthy aging, and have written a number of articles on that subject in this blog. In 2014, I created a dietary supplement to further this objective. In 2019, two family colleagues and I started up Synergy Bioherbals, a dietary supplement company that is now selling this product.
In earlier reincarnations of my career. I was Founding Dean of a graduate school and a full 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 www.vincegiuliano.com and an extensive site of my art at www.giulianoart.com.
Please note that I have recently changed my mailbox to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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