I switched the settings for comments a while back, mainly so people could link to their URLs in their names. It was a good tweak to make, but it has resulted in an impressive influx of comment spam. Whatever, Blogger generally does a good job of weeding out spam comments automatically, so I’m not going to change back to the “registered users only” setting.
The only annoying part is getting all the notification emails about faux comments, typically from “Anonymous.” Usually Anonymous is trying to get me to visit web sites about tribal tattoos, which is kind of random, or treat acne, which sadly is already a routine part of my post-teenage life. However, reading the comments has taught me a lot about a bot’s strange grasp of grammar and syntax. Behold, some of my favorite spam comments, with their original weird formatting, along with my imagined replies:
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joined your feed and sit up for in the hunt for more of your
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It’s amazing to go to see this website and reading the views of all
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An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who
was conducting a little homework on this. And he actually bought me dinner simply because
I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this.
… Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this matter here on your web site. Hey, any time a post gets a reader free dinner is a win, as far as I’m concerned.
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work fellows. The “fellows” and I thank you, and are happy to provide “people knowledge.” As opposed to robot knowledge, I guess.
Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message
home a little bit, but instead of that, this is excellent blog.
A great read. I’ll definitely be back. Thanks for the unsolicited advice. I’m glad that despite the lack of pics, you will definitely be back. (Ironically this was on a post about the White House, and I did sort of write a “book in it.”)
Fortunate me I found your website accidentally, and I am stunned why this twist of
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Sigh. I remember the good old days, when all the spam came from the prince of Nigeria and helpful men’s healthcare workers. These are awesomely weird. Bear Grylls sounds like a character in a Welsh post-apocalyptic story–rough around the edges, intimidating to the sheltered MC at first, but eventually fiercely protective of her–really, it’s writing itself. (Or, if you’re more a contemporary fan, then it could be the wacky store at the mall where the MC has to get a summer job. They sell Olde Timey cooking gear–spits, cauldrons, and of course their signature line of Bear Grylls–“Bigge enuf to Gryll thyself a Bear”. And there’s definitely some weird ren-fair inspired uniform.)
Haha! I love these! Well, I don’t love getting them, but some of them are absolutely hilarious and fun to read. 🙂
Have a good day!
Those are great! Or, hmm, how do I better phrase that? The greatness presented here does happier make it heart of mine. Such funny times to see over things. Good job, fellows!
Haha, this is great! Also LOVE your new author photo. Absolutely gorgeous, Rebecca!!!!!!!
Happy to report that Anonymous has already chimed in with this:
“Good post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
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Look at your gorgeous new author photo! Love!
Why are the spam comments worded so awkwardly? Who do they think they’re fooling? Yoda?
These, with your commentary, are too funny!! (Less funny when I realized that they remind me of my students’ rough drafts…Blerg…)
Its like you wrote the book in people knowledge!
HA! I love spam syntax, too, it’s highly entertaining! Sorry you’re getting so much more of it though, boo!
Great shares…love the “overly professional” one.
Hope the spam calms down for you…or maybe this could become a regular post series for you.