Spammers Make Me Laugh

Update: I recently disallowed anonymous comments and cut my spam by 95%.

They make me laugh and they annoy me…spam comments.

I’m glad blogspot catches 90% of them and doesn’t allow them to post. But when I delete them from the spam file, I always end up chuckling. They tell me so much about human nature.

The bulk come from foreign countries. I’ve had lots from Russia (spam urls with .ru or .tk* suffixes). And I think these foreign spammers use google translate (if you’ve never used google translate, you may not understand the joke here, but it normally gives strange word-for-word translations that barely make sense.) 

And they all have a link to their web site where they are selling something, often cigarettes or DVDs, sometimes porno. you'll notice some of the letters are a little strange too. I guess this is due to foreign keyboards.

The whole purpose of these spam comments is to get their link on your site to improve their SEO.

They try a number of approaches (all examples in italics are actual quotes from my spam comments):

1. Some appeal to our ego:

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Between your wit and youг videos, Ӏ was almοst moveԁ to start mу own blog (well, аlmost. ..HаΗa!) Fantastic job. [there was no video!]


It's a shame you don't have a donate button! I'd most certainly donate to this excellent blog!

[donate to what? I don't ask for donations.]

You are so intelligent... Its like women and men aren't involved except it is one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs nice. At all times deal with it up!

[Lady gaga????]

Hello! Your write-up rocks at the same time as getting a respectable amazing realize!

2. Some try to use American figures of speech that don’t quite hit the nail on the head:

You controlled to hit the nail upon the top...

You really nailed it once more my buddy carry on the very good work I generally get fun from the blogposts! 


Thank you so much and I am having a look forward to touch you.

[Sounds a bit creepy but don't think it's meant that way.]

3. Some just plain don’t make any sense at all: 

When some one searches for his required thing, thus he/she needs to be available that in detail, thus that thing is maintained over here.

Ahaa, its fastidious conversation concerning this paragraph here at this website, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting at this place.


What a information of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious familiarity about unexpected feelings.


I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here… nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this hike.


4. Some try to make me think they can help me:

I believe everything posted made a ton of sense. However, think about this, suppose you wrote a catchier post title? I ain't saying your content is not good., however what if you added a headline that makes people want more? I mean "Count On It!" is a little plain.

5. Some try to insult me, hoping it will upset me and send me to their site to tell them off: 

Hello, you used to write magnificent, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your tremendous writings. Past few posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not disappoint me just as much as this one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read, nonetheless I truly believed you'd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something you could fix if you weren't too busy searching for attention.


6. This guy insulted my commenters:

I drop a leave a response whenever I appreciate a post on a site or if I have something to add to the discussion… Is it simply me or does it look as if like some of the remarks appear like written by brain dead people?

They tell us something about our sin nature--our egos respond to flattery and insult. Spammers count on it.

*tk is from Tokelau, a territory in New Zealand that gives their domain suffix away free.

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5 comments:

  1. I always have to read through my spam. I think I got the second one in #5.

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  2. Hahahaha...I always read through the spam too. I like to read them to my boyfriend sometimes because its so funny on how much I have taught them and how good my pictures are and what not. I got the one with the video as well....and there was no video. Hehehe

    Iris♥ (Valentine GIVEAWAY in the Blue Birdhouse)

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  3. I am ROFL in hysterics! Yes! I have had a good number of those too! The "brain dead" commenters among them, as well as the challenge to come up with a "less boring" post title. They are hilarious! I have also had one - several times - about how his cousin destroyed his laptop. He says that has nothing to do with the accolades he came to shower upon me and my writing, but just needed to vent! LOL!

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