More Fun With Spam

 

SpamDandy

I think I may make this a regular blog feature, because it’s just so much fun.

There is simply no limit to the odd comments I get from spammers and others, and I feel an irresistible urge to respond to some more of them.  Especially in light of having been granted the Maintain-It-Up Award by Oliver C. Damon (Chronicle of a Wayward Son).

Here are some of the stranger comments I’ve received on my blog since I posted “A Word to the Not-So-Wise.”  (And I won’t even get into the spam I receive through e-mail!)

(And again, apologies to the appropriate commenter if any of these weren’t, in fact, spam.  I realize that some comments suffer in translation, and I try to take that into account when determining what is spam and what is legitimate.)

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Comment:

“You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the greatest blogs on the web.
I am going to highly recommend this web site!”

Response:

Oooo, I love contests!  To whom are you going to recommend this web site?  I want to be sure not to miss all the emails coming from those recommendations.

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Comment:

“Is it possible to install multiple joomla site on one wamp server?”

ConfusedComputer2Response:

Huh?

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Comment:

“This design is spectacular! You obviously know how to keep
a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos,
I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job.
I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented
it. Too cool!”

Response:

Nice try at making me feel so special that I’ll leave the comment in.  But just so you know, my blog does not have videos.

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Comment:

“Hi there colleagues, how is everything, and what you want to
say regarding this article, in my view its in fact amazing in support of me.”

Response:

Colleagues?  There’s only just me.  And why would I support you?  I don’t even know who you are.

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BrainComment:

“When someone writes an paragraph he/she keeps the thought of a user in his/her brain that how a user can know it. So that’s why this article is perfect. Thanks!”

Response:

Ok, you nearly had me.  You left a similar comment a couple of days ago, and I admit I debated on whether it was legitimate then, thinking that perhaps it had merely been translated poorly.  But now I see this new comment coming from the same marketing site.  Nice try.

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Comment:

“Just desire to say your article is as astonishing.

The clarity in your post is simply spectacular and i could assume you are an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the rewarding work.”

Response:

The post was about naming my new puppy.  Nice try.

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Comment:

“Stunning quest there. What happened after? Thanks!”

Response:

The post was about having my car serviced, not quite what I would call a “stunning quest.”  I’m still driving that car, so there is no “after” [knock on wood].  Thanks for your comment.

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Comment:

“This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am in fact impressed to read everthing at single place.”

SpammerResponse:

The post was about responding to spammers.  You qualify.  Congratulations.

 

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So, what do you thinks, folks.  Would you like to see this as a regular, perhaps monthly, feature on my blog?  I’m pretty sure I won’t run out of material any time soon.

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I love to hear from my readers. You may comment on this post, comment on my Facebook page, or email me at cordeliasmom2012@yahoo.com

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Images by:  Elvis Kennedy, and Luigi Rosa, and  Daniele Oberti, and Jolyon Hunter, respectively

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16 Responses to More Fun With Spam

  1. Doobster418 says:

    I get these same spam messages all the time. I often get between 30-40 a day that end up in my spam folder. I used to go through them one at a time, just in case the filter accidentally designated a legit message as spam. But in all the time I’ve been blogging, that has happened only once, and it was when the commenter put two links in his message. So now I just go in and take a “bulk action” to permanently delete all spam messages. It’s easier and faster that way.

    To answer your question, yes, these spam messages you select are funny, but it’s your responses that are the real draw.

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    • I was tempted to just automatically delete everything, but then I thought, “Hey – I need post ideas anyway!” I can now guarantee I’ll have at least one post every month that everyone can relate to! Thanks for sticking with me.

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  2. Paul says:

    I don’t have a blog so this is new to me, I didn’t realize that such spamming occurred. Doob is right CM, your answers are funny. I wonder if the spammers ever get what they want -i.e. traffic to marketing site or purchases or donations. I have a hard time believing anyone would fall for such stuff. Kinda like those “you haves 10 millions dollar waiting for only you in Nigeria only you sends up the registration feez of dollars 85” messages. Who actually does that? Someone somewhere must be benefiting from this stuff or it wouldn’t continue, would it?

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    • I’ve wondered that myself, Paul. I’ve also wondered why they even both with a site as small as mine. And, of course, anyone who would read Cordelia’s Mom, Still is way too smart to fall for a spammer anyway. 🙂

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  3. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] Spam loves WordPress.

    I will admit that some of them are quite humorous!

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  4. Teela Hart says:

    YES YES YES!!!!!!!
    A regular installment is called for.

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  5. Ollie Damon says:

    I love everything about this post!…..except that my name is Oliver C. Damon, not Oliver C. North. 🙂

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  6. Archon's Den says:

    Sure! Gopher it. 😕

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