Framing the Dialogue


Spam-22403128258Something is happening in Spam-land as the number of spam comments has exploded lately.  I am well over 100,00 for the life of this blog.  That’s not so much of an achievement as a pain in the butt deleting all of them.  As usual here are some of the highlights from the last batch…

August 12, 2011:  “Was Catsup Used As Medicine?”  [Since I was raised in Pittsburgh I have mixed emotions about this spammer.  First it’s Ketchup not catsup!  Second it could have been medicine, but generally it’s used to cover whatever flaws there were in the meal cooked.   Lastly I am assuming that they are talking about Heinz Ketchup as there are no other brands.]

August 13, 2011:  “Thanks for offering up this article to readers everywhere. It’s good information with a lot of hutzpah. You pack a great punch with your views.” [THis was funny in that it posted the same day as my posting on Chutzpah although it wasn’t about that posting.]

August 26, 2011:  “Our company has years of experience producing fake passports and other identity documents. We use high quality equipment and materials to produce counterfeit passports. All secret features of real passports are carefully duplicated for our falsified documents.”  [Perhaps I post book reviews for too many spy novels]

October 31, 2011:  “If you don’t like something about yourself, change it. If you can’t change it, accept it.” [fortune cookie spammer]

December 3, 2011:  “Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?” [You are welcome for the expedited spam.  It in fact was an funny scribe.  Hope you never find my site again so add more you cannot]

December 16, 2011:  “Never thought blogging could be soo fun and interesting. Man you know how to do it brother.”  [Oddly enough this was not from my brother.  He really doesn’t speak to me.]

December 26, 2011:  “Love to read.” [Reading IS fundamental]

January 1, 2012:  “Love what you are doing with the blog man!” [No proof that this is from Austin Powers baby]

January 11, 2012:  “Angry Birds” [Great game…unusual comment]

January 13, 2012:  “Our team is a unique producer of quality fake documents.” [What makes me think that this spam link leads right to Big Sis Janet Napolitans?]

January 23, 2012:  “Hello i am Linda Parker,I schooled at Cambridge Uni and ive labored as a incredibly properly presently being and wellness and health and fitness instructor on fairly a couple of television shows in the two equally the United kingdom and the USA.I am also an state-of-the-artwork yoga teacher.” [Emphasis added! Perhaps community college would have been more advisable if this is what a “Cambridge Uni” education reaps]

January 29, 2012:  “The next time I learn a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I mean, I do know it was my choice to learn, but I really thought youd have something fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could possibly fix when you werent too busy searching for attention.” [The spammer smacks down! Unfortunately for the spammer he chose one of my posts about spammers.   PS my search for attention has been somewhat fruitless based on the number of folks who read this]

March 26, 2012:  “you need to create thorough things to consider Prada glasses frames Including to prevent it.” [this is a trojan spam where they slip in an obvious product reference into an otherwise crappy spam message]

April 16, 2012:  “I wish to express my thanks to this writer for rescuing me from this difficulty. Because of researching throughout the the web and seeing techniques which were not pleasant, I thought my entire life was gone. Being alive without the presence of strategies to the difficulties you have solved by means of this blog post is a critical case, and the kind which may have adversely damaged my entire career if I had not come across your web site. Your training and kindness in controlling all the things was useful. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I had not encountered such a stuff like this. I’m able to at this moment look ahead to my future. Thanks so much for this skilled and effective help. I will not be reluctant to suggest your site to anybody who would like direction on this matter.”  [Suck up…but it was nice to read even though it is not sincere]

May 2, 2012:  “Hey cool weblog, just wondering what anti-spam software you use for comments because i get lots on my blog. Anyway, in my language, there should not much good supply like this.” [I use Akismet and it caught your spam.]

May 29, 2012:  “Thanks and good blog.”  [You’re welcome and good comment]

July 21, 2012:  “I’d like to keep up with everything new you have to post. Would you make a list all of all your social pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?” [Okay and how about my bank account numbers and pin numbers too?]

July 30, 2012:  “Here is a little secret. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.” [Don’t quit your spammer day job]

November 17, 2012:  “Thanks so much quest of the post.Really looking forward to deliver assign to more. Fantastic.” [My guess is that English is not your first language or you are a proud “graduate” of our fine, inner city public school system]

January 31, 2013:  “ufsycl f yrdmmg idfjbg” [Dude when you go to type you need to have your index fingers (pointers) on the little tab-things]

February 20, 2013: “Zits will not earn a reputation contest!” [I just don’t know what to say…I got nothin]

March 7, 2013:  “Would you like to find out about blogging? Is constructing and managing a presence online something you wish to achieve? If you have, then you’re in the perfect place. Writing a blog is among the most up-to-date ways you can acquire viewers from around the world, and you can accomplish it free of charge. In order to learn some insightful specifics of blogging, then go through this short article.”  [Yes…YES…I would love to be a blogger.  For my ego I am going to assume this was a random spam and not a critic.]

April 22, 2013:  “You ought to it easy for consumers to leave remarks in your blog sites. Not allowing visitor remarks can certainly make them feel as though they do not have a sound.” [Words you might learn to use; make, on, comments, voice.]


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