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Your Sunday Silly: Spam Jam

via Zoice.com

My spam filter, Akismet, generally does a pretty good job in sorting out the trash. Occasionally, however, it gets overzealous and traps legitimate comments, some even from regulars on my blog. I’ve learned to sift through my spam bin before emptying it.

The vast majority of the disposable comments, I’ve discovered, are in Russian; consist of long lists of links, many pornographic; or are just gibberish consonants with gibberish consonant links (do vowels cost more?).

But some spammers make an attempt to seem legitimate in order to slip past the filter, down to casual punctuation and even emoticons. To wit:

Flattering Spam

  • Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…
  • Nice piece of facts that you’ve got in this website submit. Hope I can get some much more of this stuff on your weblog. I’ll occur back.
  • I am doing research for my college thesis, thanks for your brilliant points, now I am acting on a sudden impulse.
  • I’m pretty psyched that I stumbled across your website. Lots of quality information here, I have bookmarked it and look forward to visiting daily. Keep up the good work!
  • Now after which I’ll stumble across a article like this and I’ll recall that there really are still exciting pages …

This one even refers to specific tags:

  • Good molly Will My Dog Hate Me? , i comment your blog , be a nice blog and useful. Good for everyone. useful Dog Dressing and Doggie Dementia content. i will plan to read and review your blog.

Semi-flattering, advice-seeking spam

  • It was rather interesting for me to read the article. Thanks for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more soon. BTW, rather good design this site has, but don’t you think design should be changed every few months? I mean it  :)
  • Fellow, I am searching the internet and find some considerate communications make good as forums, blogs. Could you give me some suggestion?
  • Hello! I am reading your posts for some weeks now. I have to admit that it is very easy to read. It is already added in my favourite list and i will try to follow it when possible . Thanks for the inputs . Moreover , i really like your template and how you have structured your categories/menus . Is it possible to tell me the name of your template ? Thanks

Philosophical spam

  • I suppose it depends on how you look at it. There’s usually another way.

Semi-Scary spam

  • Valium is used in unique medical situations as well, such as during legal executions. Many physicians prescribe Valium to patients before medical procedures to help tame anxiety that is common before hand.

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Oh, spammers! I am please that you like my quality information weblog and my considerate communications, but don’t occur back later, fellow, even on sudden impulse. I don’t want to input Valium to tame my anxiety!

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17 Comments

  1. Posted November 7, 2010 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    LOL! I love that you decided to share these.
    I get many of the same types of spam in my filter (along with a few legitimate comments). I have also seen ones including promotions for Nike and other types of shoes. My favorite are the broken English ones. They make me laugh sometimes in how they are worded.

    • Edie Jarolim
      Posted November 7, 2010 at 6:20 am | Permalink

      Glad you enjoyed it, Mel. Yes — Nike was big in my spam bin for a while. So was Abercrombie & Fitch. And I wonder if there’s a computer that generates a facsimile of English (did you ever use the Google translation program?) — or if spammers are from another country and are trying to be fluent. Hmmm, maybe that’s another post.

  2. Posted November 7, 2010 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    Informative post. Will be sure to share your great insights with many others. THanks for helping bring light to this troubling problem.

    (bot-like enough for you?) 😉

    • Edie Jarolim
      Posted November 7, 2010 at 6:32 am | Permalink

      Indeed! Hmmm. Wonder what the spam on this post will look like!

  3. Posted November 7, 2010 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    hmmm, I’m jealous! I only get spam advertising small business loans.

  4. Posted November 7, 2010 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    The mangled English reminds me of Monty Python. As a special feature on one of their DVDs, they took the Japanese translation of The Search for the Holy Grail and translated it back into English.

    It’s a riot! And so was your post!

  5. Posted November 7, 2010 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Guess with my English, you regularly save me from the spam bin 🙂

    • Edie Jarolim
      Posted November 7, 2010 at 10:25 am | Permalink

      Never!

  6. Posted November 7, 2010 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    😀 I get those, and more. Some are all “???” or offer to enlarge parts of a body that I don’t have, or in what looks like Russian. The main thing is to never, never, ever click on a link in one of these things.

    Thanks for the humourous look at an annoying problem.

  7. Clare
    Posted November 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm, your “parody” seems a little TOO spot on? Are you really g*rvzx@mumbai.org who’s been sending me the dting advice?

  8. Posted November 8, 2010 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Oh my! Too funny. I’m tempted to come up with my own jumbled version of one of these comments, merely for satire’s sake… but you’d probably trash it as spam. So, um, yes. Spam bad.

  9. Posted November 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Hilarious!

    A spam comment once told me I was too obsessed with dogs and should start having babies. A thoughtful piece of advice, no doubt.

    • Edie Jarolim
      Posted November 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

      Are you sure it was spam? 😉

  10. Posted November 12, 2010 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Ha! I remember these….my spam filter is somehow broken and I can’t get in to read or delete it…can’t figure out if it needs a valium or if it overdosed…thanks for the guffaw;-D

  11. Posted November 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    I’m so glad to read I’m not alone with seeing the Monty Python aspect to these comments. Edie you’ve proven my opinion of you is correct by posting on this topic… you are “smart and funny” .

  12. Posted November 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Oh No! I thought that college guy just like ME.

    I am doing research for my college thesis, thanks for your brilliant points, now I am acting on a sudden impulse.

    So his research is on dogs AND travel literature?

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