A couple of weeks ago, K did some pretty awesome housekeeping here at the website. She got our site to load super fast (or, at least not painfully slow) and bought us a spam filter that eliminated the 40 or so spam comments that we were getting every day. (Thanks K!)
I’m not sure if it was boredom or curiosity, but I read almost every single spam comment that crossed our desk. Here are the highlights:
In reference to Yay Us! (a post about our first spam comment):
“Thanks for sharing this info through your blog post.”
Innocuous enough. Until you see that it was posted by “ultimate male enhancement”.
Or this one on Lots of Spam Lately:
“I consider, that you are not right. I can defend the position. Write to me in PM.”
Is this spam disagreeing with me that we get a lot of spam?
Or these three on Ask Idgie:
“I actually still can not quite believe I could possibly be one of those studying the important suggestions found on your site. My family and I are sincerely thankful on your generosity and for offering me the advantage pursue my personal chosen profession path. Many thanks for the important information I got from your web page.”
“Thanks for this post. I definitely agree with what you are saying. I have been talking about this subject a lot lately with my father so hopefully this will get him to see my point of view. Fingers crossed!”
“I agree with most of your points, but a few need to be discussed further, I will hold a small talk with my partners and maybe I will look for you some suggestion soon.”
Note that this Ask Idgie was about a pink poker party and and getting a promotion. I was slightly concerned that people were starting to host poker parties as their chosen profession. I mean, it sounds fun, but I don’t know how much money is in that. Also, I’m pretty sure that’s illegal.
Ask Idgie got a disproportionate amount of spam. Here’s a couple more:
“Hey, you used to write magnificent, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track! come on!”The smaller the understanding of the situation, the more pretentious the form of expression.” by John Romano.”
Jerk! And who is John Romano?
“Thank you for your site post. Thomas and I are saving for a new e book on this subject and your writing has made all of us to save our own money. Your thinking really clarified all our issues. In fact, over what we had thought of before we came across your excellent blog. I no longer nurture doubts plus a troubled mind because you clearly attended to our own needs here. Thanks”
“There are not many items in daily life we are able to be sure of but death and tax are certain. In the words of Winston Churchill “Spark up a fat one and keep on truckin’ dude…””
Actually, I’m 99% certain Mark Twain said that, not Churchill.
“I really appreciate this post. I’ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thanks again! “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” by Friedrich Nietzsche.”
I knew this was spam the second I saw that they name-dropped Bing. No one uses Bing.
And the one that started it all:
“Cellulite is usually a issue for which cures are commonly sought. The lumpy, rippled skin which commonly seems inside the thighs and buttocks spot known as cellulite is typically connected with a excess weight problem; nonetheless a person want not be overweight to get cellulite. The condition is attributable to h2o retention and circulatory problems that might resulted from the number of components such as hormones.”
We are --
We work hard; we play hard too.
And we drive our husbands crazy --
We can't all be trophy wives.