If you’re like most bloggers, you make a quick dip into your spam filter to see if any real people’s comments are trapped there, and then delete the rest without paying much attention.
Don’t be so hasty. You’re missing out on some powerful mood lifters.
It’s not just the amusingly mangled language, generated, I would guess, by a non-English speaking computer.
It’s the flattering content. Spammers want you to know you are a blogging superstar.
Finding your blog is very exciting for spammers!
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Spammers appreciate everything about your blog
The contents are masterwork. You have performed a great activity in this matter!
The website loading velocity is incredible. It sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick.
Who did you pay to do your post? Its really nicely designed, I bet that is why you get so much traffic!
Well done article that. I’ll make sure to use it wisely.
You put the lime in the coconut and drink the article up.
Spammers find you frighteningly talented and incredibly helpful
I’m out of league here. Too much brain power on display!
I was seriously at DefCon 5 until I saw this post.
Please keep throwing these posts up, they help tons.
I am unable to get sufficient! Your focus is helpful! And no great surprise there mainly because your article is very brilliant.
Spammers are not embarrassed to show gratitude
Thanks-a-mundo for the blog article!
Thank you once more for all the particulars.
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I wish to voice my appreciation for your generosity for males and women that actually need assistance with the subject. Your individual helpful publication means a lot in my experience far more more to my workplace co-workers. Many thanks; from each one of all of us.
I arrived here today hoping to learn interesting things. I was not upset. Thank you for making time to create these things and for sharing your mind.
But sometimes spammers speak harsh truths
A few years ago I’d have to pay some one for this information.
Tell me about it!
38 thoughts on “Spam Saturday: Amazing Products, Thrilling Occasions, Thanks-a-Mundo!”
Death to spammers! Ok, except the funny ones…
This is a hoot. Until I got the plug-in to eliminate spam, I was getting these all of the time. I wondered how on earth they were finding me.
Thanks for the humorous touch.
I love these gems, too!
I shouldn’t be surprised that a foodie could make something delicious out of Spam but you did it.
I loved the zinger at the end. 🙂
LOL! I love it when you do these posts. They always make me laugh because of your clever commentary about them. After your first post, I actually started reading my spam. My conclusion? We have the same spammers. 🙂
Thanks for the giggles Edie.
Then you must have an irresistible urge to buy Ugg boots too…
I’m so happy for you and Lady — and it’s wonderful to have you back, reading blog posts and laughing!
You apparently are getting a much higher class of spammers than the full page of Russian gibberish I sometimes receive. I had to laugh at some of yours! At least there’s a variety…..
Oh, I get the Russian gibberish too; this reflects several months worth of spam gathering!
Does this mean my spammers don’t like me best?
They’re a fickle bunch, Jan.
LOL! Yep. Bloggers give away a lot of free stuff—-helpful information, free professional advice, amusing musings—I could go on. How about a blog named: “Starving Blogger”?
I like it!
@melf – I shared Lady’s “final” story on my FB page as we had many people here in MO cross-posting. I grew up in Mpls so was fun to see WCCO again and hear about Egan. So, so glad she was found!
Edie, those spammers are and always will be bizarre and hilarious….thanks for sharing and for sparing ut the Russian ones :).
Boy that last line really made me laugh out loud@! too true…I’m impressed by all your spamfrinds.
here’s some recent stories I wrote where I’m now earning about minimum wage, or less if I take too much time:
A crowd-pleaser for non-sports fans: “A rookie covers the Tip-Off Classic” aka “Oy vey is Yiddish for Yaadila” http://www.navajotimes.com/sports/2011/1111/112311tipoff.php
if you’re in to horse racing: 18-yr. old Navajo jockey goes pro http://www.navajotimes.com/sports/2011/1111/112811jockey.php
And just this week’s, if you’re into politics – actually every state is fighting and it all will have ramifications for the 2012 election…if we still have a political system. : “Redistricting Fight Comes to Navajo Nation”
beginning to feel, I’d rather be writing about our cute furry animal children! though somehow I notice it’s just as hard to stay away from the tough issues – what a world we live in!
Brilliant post! Here’s one of mine for you:
Nice post. I was checking constantly to this blog & I am so impressed! It is extremely useful information, especially the 4th sentences. I really want such information. I was looking for this kind of knowledge for weeks. Thanks and best of luck.
Now I’m going to have to go back and read every 4th sentence of my posts and see what I wrote!
Now that’s a creative twist — 4th sentences indeed!
Pam Webster’s husband Mike here. Pam sent me to your blog today just to read this post. It is truly hysterical. In fact, it sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick. 🙂
Thanks for coming by, Mike. I hope you know your comment — by proxy — about neutering scars on my post about unnatural natural treatments was chosen as the funniest, ever. Admittedly the judging panel was small and informal but you should still be proud.
Terrific, Edie. But you mean you don’t get the ones that say that beautiful Russian women are waiting to meet you? Or that you can enlarge your…. well, you know… (if you have one, that is.) 🙂
I seem to get those in my email. My blog has a higher class of spammer.
Thanks-a -mundo for sharing. I actually look forward to the day when I am important enough to receive spam mail for this very reason. This stuff is pure comic gold.
Ha, I never thought of spam as something to aspire to — and Blogger spam may be totally different — but here’s to many thrilling occasions for you!
Thanks for giving all of us such a huge chuckle. I was laughing so hard that tears were pouring down my cheeks. I don’ t know how you were able to mangle our language so well, all the way sounding sincere about it And that was the kicker.
Very best wishes
Barbara D. Brill
(I don’t have a blog. I just have a web site instead.)
Glad I could give you a laugh, Barbara. I wish I could take credit for the humorous language mangling. That came direct from my spam bin, unretouched (though sometimes shortened). Some of those spammers can go on and on.
Fantastic post! Thank you Edie!
I’m going to start telling everyone that their content is masterwork.
My personal favorite from your list, however, has to be “You put the lime in the coconut and drink the article up.”
I agree; that’s my favorite too! It made me wonder who creates these comments.
I was also going to comment on your website loading velocity … it’s simply thrilling. =D
Funny. I get comments like that too. Here I thought I was special 🙂
And as a matter of fact, for some reason my comments have been going to people’s spam box lately. My comments are way less entertaining I am sure 🙂
Ha — that’s exactly what happened, Jessica. Your comments ended up in my spam filter. I haven’t been examining it as closely since I put up that post!
Thanks a-mundo for this excellent post! You have wowed me with your knowledge. Life will never be the same again.
I actually never check my spam so if real comments are getting stuck there, I’d never know it. Oops. One more thing I need to incorporate into my schedule!
What I have noticed lately, and it was brought to my attention by Pamela on FB, is that more and more spam comments are sounding like real comments. More and more of them are sneaking through the filter. Over the weekend I caught several spam comments, noticeable by the URLs, that actually even mentioned the names of dogs owned by some of my regular readers. Very sneaky, they are becomming!
Yes, some spammers are very sophisticated, Kristine. I’m always amazed when they use my name and, sometimes, Frankie’s (though I don’t think I’ve noticed any dogs owned by commenters).
If there is a comment that seems within the realm of normal to me, I’ll sometimes do something sneaky: Remove Commentluv and the url, so no one can link to the spammer. That way I still seem popular but I’m not giving away any free links!
A really informationrmative post and lots of actually honest and forthright comments produced! This undoubtedly got me thinking a whole lot about this concern so cheers a whole lot for dropping! 430091
Funny! Some of the spam mails I get also make me laugh: ‘Dear respected SIR! Now we have this special offer to make your site especially awesome and minded much! “…
best wishes, Karen @ Collars-4-Dogs