The Spam Comments Are Upping Their Game

I had no fewer than 12 spam comments yesterday that said things like “You’re so pretty” and “You’re brilliant”, and “This is the best I’ve ever read.” so it’s pretty clear what’s going on here: the spam comments are upping their game.

Obviously, someone told the spam comment people/robots that I am a complete sucker for flattery and that I need constant affirmation from strangers and that I probably wouldn’t care if that affirmation came from strangers that are most likely robots and not even real people. Not a bad move spam comments- I was at first wooed by your wooing but you forgot one thing- no matter how persuasive your flattery, I will never ever post a comment that contains a link for any type of male or female genitalia enhancer. Why? Because other people’s genital health is really truly none of my business and also, I really don’t want it to become my business. But, hey, that’s just me.

So, while I greatly appreciate being told how wonderful I am by probably non-humans, I respectfully decline to post your comments.

25 thoughts on “The Spam Comments Are Upping Their Game

  1. I find my spam comments quite comforting, especially when they include sweet little emoticons and allude to the brain dead folks who comment on my blog. Awww.

  2. I got this and it reminded me of your post…check it out “Tremendous things here. I am very happy to see your article. Thanks so much and I am looking forward to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?”

    I think Sleazy Spambot wants to maul me!!!

  3. Do you ever get ones that say they’re from ‘Facebook’ people? Sometimes I’ll get a slew of about 20 like that all at once, and they’re always the most flattering ones. But most of my FB friends are too busy posting song lyrics and drunk pictures, so that’s how I know these are coming from robots. πŸ˜‰

  4. Alyssa S. says:

    I’d take unsolicited flattery. My spam catcher seems to be filled with bizzarre comments from bots that I’m 99% sure don’t understand a single convention of the English language. “I are think you are website will has great.”

  5. The Smile Scavenger says:

    I had some like this and I’m embarrassed to say that I had the fleeting notion of editing their comments to erase the URLs but leaving the compliments… No, I didn’t do it. But it was tempting. So to make up for those you had to delete, here are a few compliments to you from a genuine human being:

    Your blog is great, this post is funny, and your picture really is quite pretty! πŸ™‚

  6. At least yours were in English. “Simply desire to say your article is as surprising. The clearness to your submit is simply spectacular and that i can think you are knowledgeable in this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to snatch your RSS feed to keep up to date with imminent post. Thanks 1,000,000 and please carry on the gratifying work.”

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