KILKENNY -- I have set my Sony Clie's calendar alarm to 0800 every weekday because that's a good time to check my blogs to view the work of scumbags on the Internet who live to append unwelcome spam comments at the bottom of posts. The latest batch of scumbags comes from Germany where they're using dial-in nodes to copy-and-paste dozens of link-heavy items as comments. These scumbags can work around the Typepad restriction of "no links in comments." So I've opened a Typepad Help Ticket to ask the superusers to strip another form of tag from the allowable listing. At the moment, I think all angled brackets should be purged from blog comment sections. It would reduce the usefulness of spamming a blog with gratuitous links.