Would You Like a Side of Spam With Your Blog?

Like most bloggers, I have a spam filter enabled on my WordPress account so that my blog won’t be overrun with comments from Spammers trying to hock weird things or lure people to links that will install a virus on their computers.

Occasionally, the spam filter becomes unsure of itself and instead waits for me to review these comments to decide if  it is spam.  It is understandable  to see why the spam filter throws these into the spam queue because these spammers are learning how to make their spammy comments look legit.

Normally I just delete them and you the blog reader never ever see them.  However, I recently  thought it might be useful to hold onto them for awhile and share them with the blogging community.  Why? Sometimes they are entertaining and maybe I can help other bloggers determine if they’re being spammed over.

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Spam comment from Deals Deal: Thank you, I’ve recently been looking for information approximately this subject for a long time and yours is the best I’ve found out so far. However, what about the conclusion? Are you positive about the source? What i do not realize is in reality how you are no longer actually much more neatly-favored than you might be now. You are so intelligent.

Aw, the end of the comment is so flattering!  And yet the rest of the comment is insulting at the same time.  This one was a no-brainer though, starting with the commenter’s handle of Deals Deal.   Also, the comment had nothing to do with post.  The post was basically photos of a ballpark and the comment was questioning the source and the conclusion.  Nice try, but no dice.

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Spam comment from SEO: Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

Well, unlike the comment from Deals Deal, this one was 100% flattering.  Again, the handle SEO (common abbreviation for Search Engine Optimization) indicates this is a spammer.  And weblog?  Who still refers to blogs as web logs?  I pasted the entire text of this comment into google and came up with pages of blogs that actually had this same comment posted!  Of course, the handle changes from Forest Poovey to kemrdg0ou, so I’m a little insulted the spammer didn’t use a more clever name when leaving a comment for my blog – er weblog.

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Spam comment from gratis sex dating: Another great website about this stuff you can find over here sex!!! Let me know what you think about this blog and i’ll subscribe to your blog!

Okay spam filter – what the hell?!

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Spam comment from ASUS Eee PC Adapter: Highschool Memories: Going to Mcdo and 7 eleven. Tapos guluhin ang buhay ng mga staff dun. Hahaha. :D 

If this is truly a legit comment, then I’m truly sorry to ASUS Eee PC Adapter.  However, because you named yourself after a computer battery and left a link to a website selling computer batteries makes me think you are a spammer.  I’m glad your high school memories of going to McDonald’s and 7-11 at least to bring you joy.  I don’t know what the hell the rest of your comment says though.

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Spam comment from Pharmb227:  Hello! fegkdcd interesting fegkdcd site! I’m really like it! Very, very fegkdcd good!

Spam comment from Pharmc225:  Hello! eadfdga interesting eadfdga site! I’m really like it! Very, very eadfdga good!

Spam comment from Pharmd705:  Hello! ffdcfca interesting ffdcfca site! I’m really like it! Very, very ffdcfca good!

Okay, this spammer isn’t even trying to make this look like a legitimate comment. All 3 comments were submitted within seconds of each other, and the comments were pretty ffaucdcka bad!

That is all for now.  I can’t wait to see what wonderful spam comments await my approval from this post!

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6 thoughts on “Would You Like a Side of Spam With Your Blog?

  1. I to shall now share with you some of my flattering spam Lol!

    Ahem:

    1.)***Nice blog here! Also your site loads up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol**** (Now I’m sure my site is just tickled pink by all the flattery about it being fast and all but me? not so much)

    2.)****I am really impressed along with your writing abilities as neatly as with the layout in your weblog. Is that this a paid subject or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice high quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one these days..*** (This one I wish WASN’T spam! LOL but alas it is not!)

    Great post!- Now I’m going to make sure I check my spam filter more often.

    • Hey Lolo -thanks for stopping by!

      LOL- those are pretty good. I like #2, but yeah, if only it wasn’t Spam. And what is it with spammers and their “weblogs”?

      Believe it or not, I’ve already received 2 spam comments in reply to this post. The first spammer was hawking weight loss pills and the second one links to a website that sells XBOX accessories. Only the XBOX spammer decided to use the flattery route:

      “Discovered your article quite intriguing indeed. I really loved reading through it and you also make fairly some superior details. I will bookmark this web page with the potential! Really good short article.”

      Yeah, smart move there buddy, flatter me for making fun of you.

  2. Just letting you know that I think you’re pretty awesome and I’ve nominated you for ‘The Versatile Blogger Award’… for more information check out my blog post at http://lolosofocused.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/me-versatile-why-thank-you/

    But here are the rules as well.

    If you choose to accept my nomination of your awesomeness you must:

    *Add the award to your blog.
    *Thank the blogger who gave it to you and include a link to their blog.
    *Mention 7 random things about yourself.
    *List the rules.
    *Give the award to 15 or more bloggers

    *Even if you don’t have 15 that’s cool but still let someone else know you like their blog… You could very well make their day!*

    P.S. They totally marked me as SPAM didn’t they? Lol

    • Wow – thank you for recognizing my blog! And no, they didn’t mark you as SPAM but I did finally get a SPAM comment today from Viagra Pillen…you guessed it… based off of this blog post.

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