Should You Block Diana Meresc?
“I just blocked Diana today. I didn’t mind her following me or commenting with off base comments, but I hate how she would highlight almost every sentence in my stories. It was too annoying, so bye-bye, Diana!”
Another writer echoes the same in a comment on the article Why I Blocked Diana Meresc by Gustave Deresse, “Wow, thanks for letting me know. She highlights and reads my work all the time. Always thought it was odd at how quickly she would write a comment and — you’re right — they were always the same. Couldn’t put my finger on it but now it makes sense.”
Who is this Diana Meresc? Is she really a bot? If she is — then should we block her?
Is Diana Meresc a bot?
When Diana commented on my post thanking me for everything I do, I was over the moon. I mean, why not? When a reader loves your works and thanks you for what you do, you will definitely feel elated and inspired unless your heart is made of stone.
Out of curiosity, I checked Diana’s profile and found nothing but a few listicles. No profile picture, no post about who she is, and no other evidence that says she is a real human being.
She was out of my mind until I came across Gustave’s article Why I Blocked Diana Meresc, which established that she is a bot.
“My education in computer science probably helped reveal the truth. Still, it wasn’t a quick path to my full acceptance of the realization,” Gustave wrote. “The highlighting was insensible, comments repetitive, articles of dubious nature.”