Many of the comments we publish here on the Heritage Journal are relevant and insightful. Some are argumentative or controversial. And to those that take sensible part in such debate, we offer our thanks.

However, sadly in these unenlightened times there are many comments which are *not* suitable for publication, either because an argument has run its course, the topic is off subject, or because for the vast majority of unpublished comments, the spam filter on the website has done it’s job and consigned them to the dustbin.

It seems there are ‘bots out there designed to comment randomly on web sites, in the hope that the comments will be published, thus giving exposure to the poster’s web site address. This is done in the vain hope of improving search engine rankings for malicious sites, so the scammers can claim their pound of flesh from innocent or naive users.

Luckily, our site catches the vast majority of these, and they are deleted without further thought. It’s one reason we moderate *all* comments on the site, and don’t generally allow comments that come via anonymous proxies. The few that slip by the filter are then manually deleted.

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However, it can be useful from time to time to review those comments caught in the net, and also entertaining!

We happen to think that over the years, we’ve provided a good mix of content on our primary chosen subject matter: The Pre-Roman Heritage of Britain and the threats thereto. So, in the spirit of all the best West End shows and best selling paperback cover blurbs (remember those?), we present a selection of recent (in the last week) ‘positive review’ comments from our net, for your delectation and delight. Posters details have not been included, for obvious reasons!

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It seems odd that people with the wherewithal to set up such automated systems are so poor at the Queen’s English. Do they really think we’re fooled?