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May
13 2010

Spam comment fail

So I happened to log into my WordPress dashboard a few minutes ago for my daily spam inbox clearance. There was just one solitary spam comment in there today, but this one gave me about ten seconds of continuous laughter.

Spam fail
Spam fail!

Irony, anyone?

A previous entry titled ‘I’ve found my happy place again’ about a month back (speaking about how I’m much happier and emotionally stabler than before) also attracted heaps of spam comments.

Likewise, there was another epic spammy comment which linked to a strange advertorial website and carried the message, ‘I’m sorry but I disagree with you. Please email me at (spammy email address) to discuss why.’

Pity I didn’t take a screenshot of that one! (;

Spam comments may be dumb, but you have to admit – the sheer dumbness of it all makes for good amusement, no?

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P/S: Yes, I am fully aware that most spam comments are left by computer-programmed scripts (or robots) who are too dumb to understand the context of the blog entries they are spamming, and not by human beings. (Which perhaps why the comments are usually disjointed – although the programmers like to think that they sound ‘generic’ enough to apply to all posts.)

P/P/S: Of course, spammy website and email addresses have been blurred out since I don’t want to give them free advertising. But the IP address is out there for you guys to add to your blocklists. -Stifles laughter-.

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7 Comments

  • 13 May 2010
    3:08 PM

    Vickie

    The sad truth for me is that sometimes the spam comments are more relevant than the comments people leave just so they can drop their link… But mostly, yeah, “useful article” spam. :P

    • 13 May 2010
      3:16 PM

      brendalogy

      Somewhat like the ‘nice site, visit mine’ comments people used to leave in guestbooks (when they were still hot) waaaaay back, eh? (;

  • 13 May 2010
    5:03 PM

    Veronica

    I love the spam comments! I always get a giggle from them. For those exact reasons.

  • 14 May 2010
    3:24 PM

    Jonna

    All I get is porn spam. :'( I feel embarrassed going over the 50 spam messages a day because they’re quite explicit. XD

    I must admit… sometimes spam is very well hidden. The sender name isn’t inappropriate or weird and the comment itself might actually sound relevant to the entry… and then you click ‘approve’ and voila, two seconds later you have 40 new spam messages from that IP advertising Viagra. >_<'

    The newest trend seems to be the surfer dude who's "made a site about his cheating girlfriend". I'm tempted to click the link but bugs come in through open Windows so I think I won't visit his site. :'P

  • 14 May 2010
    3:24 PM

    Jonna

    …and apparently my comment has been nommed by WordPress them Om Nom yet again. :'(

    • 14 May 2010
      3:32 PM

      brendalogy

      No worries! I managed to save your comment from the black hole! Akismet seems to be eating a lot of legitimate comments recently. :(

  • 14 May 2010
    3:30 PM

    Maria Celina

    Just several days ago, I received a spam comment in the form unsolicited advice about how to tell whether or not one’s branded clothing is authentic or fake. The comment was made on a post that I had written about my last website re-design. Naturally, I deleted it; I don’t like comments that go off topic! Haha!

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