Spam-Bam Thank You Ma’am (April 2015)




Dealing with spammers is very much like dealing with home repair contractors – you need to keep your sense of humor:






Short, unexpected, and totally nonsensical.  Otherwise, I love it.



 “certainly like your web-site however you need to test the spelling on several of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I in finding it very bothersome to tell the reality on the other hand I will definitely come again again.”


My spelling may have issues on occasion, but you definitely have some grammar problems problems.


Comment (excerpt):

“…Chubby cheeks, dark under eye circles and double chins could be the response to lack of exercise rather than eating a nicely balanced diet.”


Or they could be due to that really tasty wine I received for my birthday.  But the wine’s nearly gone, now, so the noted symptoms should pass, as well.



“You could certainly see your expertise within the work you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. At all times follow your heart.”


Doesn’t that seem like a really nice comment?  Don’t I wish it were a legitimate comment?  But the fact that it was written on several different posts on the same day leads me to believe you’re not as sincere as I’d like.


And then, there are those spammers who post essentially the same comment over and over again, but who at least try to make each version somewhat unique:


“For one reason, I can’t see all of this article, it keeps disappearing? Are you using something crazy?”

– and –

“For some reason, I can’t see all of this article, stuff keeps disappearing? Are you utilising java?”


So far as I know, the only crazy thing I’m using is the WordPress editor – that gets crazier day by day.  Or maybe I just need another cup of java – extra strong.



The snow has finally melted (please, God?).  Those of us in the northern climes are busy digging out and, in many cases, repairing damage caused by the extreme winter weather.  Everyone is looking forward to warmer, drier days.  Which will sprout up faster – May flowers, or May spammers?  Join me next month to find out.



(As usual, apologies to the appropriate commenter if any of the foregoing 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.)

NOTE:  Because I’m lazy today, I’m delegating the above picture of Teddy Rosalie with Daffodil as my submission to today’s challenge by Marilyn Armstrong for the “A Serendipitous Photo Story Prompt #2  And it’s a good thing I took that photo yesterday, because today that daffodil is covered with snow (again).


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Images by:  Daniel Go, and Movement Six, and Cordelia’s Mom, respectively

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25 Responses to Spam-Bam Thank You Ma’am (April 2015)

  1. Leo says:

    A great topic, i think anyone with a computer or smart phone is suffering with spam of one kind or another. I seem to have got rid of it on email and blog due to filters, the only problem is that sometimes they work too well and some comments get into the spam box 🙂


    • I know. I get hundreds of spam comments in addition to the ones the automatically get deleted by the spam filter, but I only choose the most amusing ones to “respond” to. It’s had its drawbacks – there are some spammers who seem to view it as some kind of competition. Thanks for joining me this morning.


  2. Dan Antion says:

    The world hopes for a better WordPress editor, but for now, the spam filter is pretty good.


  3. Paul says:

    ha! Fun post CM. It puzzles me what the spammers get out of doing their thing. What is their payback? So very odd – oh well, it keeps us amused.


  4. Every once in a while, I get a piece of spam which is hilarious for one reason or another. I used to do a weekly “The Best of Spam” post. Now, I just delete them because there are so many. I keep trying to un-jam my schedule, but instead, I get busier and busier. When the daily spam inflow spiked the 200 mark, I stopped smiling. It became a serious nuisance, especially because I check to make sure no REAL comments are in the mix. I don’t know what these weirdos think they can accomplish doing this. Maybe they need a job.


    • Yeah, I’ve had some real comments fall into the spam trap, too, so I have to check them all. Of course, some of the spammers are getting pretty sophisticated with their language – sometimes I don’t really know it’s spam until I track back to their site.



  6. willowdot21 says:

    This page though full of errorrs is one towhich I will return again soonest! 🙂


  7. Archon's Den says:

    Maybe it has something to do with tidal flow in Lake Erie. I don’t get as many – or as funny.
    I know what you mean about snow again! 😦 See tomorrow’s post. 😡



  9. markbialczak says:

    And now they’re calling on the phone and saying they’re from Microsoft and my computer has a virus. Gotcha badly accented bucko, all I use is my Apple iPad. I just shout in glee YOURE A SCAMMER, IDIOT! Spammers, scammers, whammer-jammers. Out ’em, I say, just like you did here, CM, with a sense of wonder and humor.


  10. It isn’t always so easy to tell spammers from weird people with bad spelling… I guess….

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