Fun With Spam

A few weeks ago, I shared a few spam comments I’d received. I won’t do it too often because there’s really nothing new. The companies that hire the people to post the spam comments on blogs pretty much use the same comments. Mostly what I found funny about the following comments was the particular posts they were on. 

I know that no one who posts those spammy comments bothers to read the actual blog posts, but I just have to say this: You’re wasting your time. Seriously. I know many bloggers who don’t even bother to look at their spam comments. They all go into a separate folder, you know. And those of us who do look at them (sometimes a real comment gets in there by accident) don’t follow the links. And if you’re getting paid to “comment” on blogs, I’m sure there is a better way you can get paid to spend your time than the internet equivalent of a telemarketer calling at dinner time.

On my Review Policy page:
“this is very helpful information delivered with wit and style.”

“this is very nice one and gives in depth information. i think it will be helpful. thank you very much for that extraordinarily first class editorial! keep up the good work.”

On How To Get Started Writing Book Reviews:
“this post shows the information which is close to standard. convincing way of expression due to that reason your post become so informative.” — Um, you may want to work on your writing a little before you start writing reviews. Make it… I don’t know…make sense, maybe.

“Season Greetings. Simply to take a time to wish you men and all of your audience an amazing holiday break time: Merry Xmass and prosperous new year!” — Left on March 27. Someone’s had a little too much eggnog.

On a few different giveaway posts (you know, the ones that don’t have any real content):
“Must you always get into a huff?” — Yes. Giving away books always makes me huffy.

“Just want to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness in your submit is just nice and i can think you are a professional on this subject. Fine together with your permission allow me to take hold of your RSS feed to stay up to date with imminent post. Thank you one million and please carry on the gratifying work.” — Yes, I am a professional book give-away-er, although it makes me huffy.

“I’ll right away grab your rss feed as I can’t in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly let me understand in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.” — I can see how you’d miss it. It’s only a big section at the top of the page with 6 or 7 different ways to subscribe. (And yes, I’m sure it’s spam, as the link provided was for a sex site. No, I didn’t click it.)

Then I got these three on varying posts:
“My brother recommended I might like this blog. He was once entirely right. This publish actually made my day. You can not imagine simply how a lot time I had spent for this info! Thank you!”

“I used to be suggested this website through my cousin. I’m not certain whether this submit is written by means of him as nobody else know such specific about my difficulty. You’re wonderful! Thank you!” – On a giveaway post. I suppose I’m not the only who finds giving away books difficult. I’m glad I could help.

“I used to be recommended this web site by means of my cousin. I am no longer certain whether or not this put up is written by means of him as no one else know such unique about my trouble. You are amazing! Thank you!”

Judging by the number of these type of comments, I now believe that all my faithful readers are related to spammers.

I love how this one was supposed to be personalized spam, but oops! it didn’t work quite right.
“I create a comment whenever I especially enjoy a post on a site or if I have something to valuable to contribute to the discussion. It is triggered by the sincerness displayed in the article I looked at. And after this post %NAME%. I was moved enough to drop a leave a responsea response I do have 2 questions for you if you usually do not mind. Is it simply me or does it seem like some of these responses look as if they are coming from brain dead individuals? And, if you are posting on additional places, I would like to follow anything fresh you have to post. Could you make a list every one of your social pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?” — If you can’t find all my information at the top of the page, I doubt posting it here is going to help you. I’m touched by your “sincerness”, and yes I’m quite sure that these responses came from “brain dead individuals”.

And my favorites, left on my previous spam post:
“i’m trying to understand more about this subject, can you explain it clearer?” — Don’t underestimate yourself. I think you understand it just fine.

“your posts gives me motivation to keep on my intention to create a blog one day. thank you for all.” — Yes, do that. Then you can leave spam on your own blog.