Some fun with comment spam

Every once in a while, I will sift through the comments that my WordPress system has automatically marked as spam, on the off chance that some real comments got through. Some of these comments are amusing to go through and so I thought I would present a few of them here in lieu of more meaningful content, since I am rather pressed for time today. As you progress through the comments, I think you might begin to notice a theme. Here we go:

Posted in response to: A minor grumble about the local post office

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Note that I highlighted some of the more egregious grammatical errors in red to make it clear they were in the original comment. I found it amusing that my grumbling about the pending move of the local post office was “helpful writing.” And it is heartening to think that this poster is so personally invested in my well-being (“I would personally hate to see your useful posting…”)

Posted in response to: Vacation in the Golden Age of Science Fiction

I have been checking out many of your posts and i can claim nice stuff. I will definitely bookmark your site.

At first glance this one seems reasonable, but the email address is suspicious and the message itself is vaguely worded. Like maybe they really didn’t read this post.

Posted in response to: Some Golden Age kindness and other shout-outs

I love , bookmarked for future reference [this is followed by a link to download videos for free–which I have redacted]

Posted in response to: 30 day song challenge, day 27: a song you wish you could play

First we have:

I find myself coming to your blog more and more often to the point where my visits are almost daily now!

And then we have:

I just sent this post to a bunch of my friends as I agree with most of what you’re saying here and the way you’ve presented it is awesome.

The first comment is obviously vague, but the second is amusing because they “agree with most of what” I’m saying put all I’ve talked about in the post is a song that I wish I could play on an instrument. Clearly a robot.

Posted in response to: Going iPad, Part 2 of 5: Writing on the iPad with Scrivener and SimpleNote

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This one made be laugh for a number of reasons, but most for what I highlighted in bold red. I wonder what their definition of “fairly new” is, my blog having been around since late 2005 now. And I wonder what they mean by “a good deal of content”. I posted not long ago about hitting my 4,000th post and this post you are reading now is my 4,136th post. Really? That’s not enough content?

Posted in response to: Nebula Weekend 2011: Day 3

Get twitter followers [link redacted] is a great way to get more twitter followers, facebook fans, youtube subscribers and viewers for free.

Uh, yeah, I’m good, thanks. I mean, after all, if I don’t have a whole lot of content, why would I expect a large following?

Posted in response to: 30 day song challenge, day 17: a song you hear often on the radio

This one just cracked me up for its non sequitor:

A typical successful book from a major publisher sells between 20,000 and 40,000 copies.

There you have some examples of the spam comments I receive here. Have any spam stories of your own to share?

2 thoughts on “Some fun with comment spam

  1. That last one was me. I just figured it’s an interesting fact to share. I tell it to most people I meet.

    There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with 33 different breeds.

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