Of the two blogs I run, this one gets the fewest spam comments. I read every spam comment I receive because sometimes a legitimate comment or trackback gets sent to the wrong folder. The vast majority, however, get deleted and rightfully so. Those intrepid commenters have something to sell – or to steal, in the case of phishing redirect links.
While browsing WordPress the other day, I found ThingsThatNeedToDie.com which has chosen to handle spam by posting it in its own category. I think that is a brilliant idea as well as a fitting tribute to our industrious spammers.
Meanwhile, I have decided to dedicate this post to the most recent piece of junk mail I received. Such comments fall squarely into the category of fiction, because they are not at all based in reality. More so on my veterinary blog, comments will reference a godsend of a post, sure to cure all who read it. I know the commenter did not pay careful attention to my words. The giveaway? The comment is directed at a post called “Merry Christmas.”
Here, for your amusement, is a gushing spam comment directed at my What Is SAS Fiction page (links in the comment have been removed for your safety):
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I leave a lot of comments on a lot of blogs each week – but there is one situation where I rarely leave a comment – even if the post deserves it.Good work
Getting back to the title of this post, I am dying to know the answer now refers to the cryptic message at the end: I leave a lot of comments on a lot of blogs each week – but there is one situation where I rarely leave a comment – even if the post deserves it.
Do you see? Do you see what Zenithink did there? What in the world is the one situation in which he/she rarely leaves a comment??? even if the post deserves it??? MUST…HAVE…ANSWER.
Zenithink is a spammer. He/she has something to sell, and I don’t buy the notion that ol’ Zeni has standards when it comes to spamming a blog. I therefore have to wonder if Zeni’s ploy is to draw me into a discussion, for instance –
Me: Oh, Zeni, you little minx, you! Thank you for the raves! But what, pray tell, would keep you from posting a comment on someone’s page? I simply must know!
Zenithink: You are good writer. I admires it very greatly. I can give you all answers you looking ofr. Please tell me your bank account number and I will deposit the answer there. Also, pin number and a credit card to verify you are who you claim.
Me: Absolutely! I am dying to know under what circumstance you rarely leave a comment, even if the post deserves it, and I would give anything – up to and including my personal banking information – to find out!
Zenithink: That’s all I ask.
So I ask you, fellow bloggers, What is the most flattering piece of spam you’ve ever received? And don’t you feel just a bit guilty sending the spammers to the trash when they’ve worked so hard to craft a comment that has absolutely nothing to do with your post? Tell me about it! – Jen