Dear spammers …

I can sort of understand the logic of trying to post generic, barely literate ‘comments’ here in the hope that I’m dumb enough to link to a random website flogging tech-toys but … flowers from Germany, hampers from the US, and perfume from India? Boy, have you missed your demographic. And as for the short, misspelt comments such as, ‘Very valid, pithy, suicncct, and on point’ (sic) with no link … even M the Uber-Geek isn’t sure what those are meant to achieve.

Now I don’t know if I’m addressing this to an automated spambot or some poor bastard who’s paid a pittance to type rubbish in order to crack sites with moderately high traffic, but if there is any sentience at all behind these comments, please take note: THIS WEBSITE IS AUTO-MODERATED. So, unless I actively approve your futile attempt to sell me shite (and I never will) then nothing whatsoever will come of it.

I expect this post will not discourage the deluge of pointless spammy comments but I thought I’d say my piece anyway, not least by way of a test: will my plea to you actually generate more than the average volume of spam? That would be kind of ironic. But it won’t get you any nearer to successfully posting crap to my blog.

7 Responses to Dear spammers …

  1. MD Lachlan 5 October 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Can I ask, if you had to replace your windows with double glazing, how many would you replace?
    a/Four
    b/5
    c/ You live in a tent.

    Our windows are made to high standrd and come with complamantree pangolin.

    • JaineFenn 5 October 2011 at 9:38 pm #

      You got me there. I’ve always wanted a pangolin.

  2. Pippa Jay 6 October 2011 at 6:31 am #

    There is NO sentience. :-/

    • JaineFenn 6 October 2011 at 7:12 am #

      Sadly, I fear you may be right.

  3. liveotherwise 6 October 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    There is no intelligence, no thought and no plan behind it. It drives me up the wall. Have just deleted the 48 comments my blog thought were possibly real, and am ignoring the several hundred it is sure are spam. 🙁

    • JaineFenn 6 October 2011 at 5:30 pm #

      And of course, the more popular your blog gets, the more crap it attracts.

  4. Lord Cholmondeley 14 October 2011 at 5:25 am #

    Dirigible disfunction affects many pilots over the age of 40. Blimp Booster reinvigorates your ailing airship so you no longer feel inadequate and hide away in your hangar. Send ten guineas to Blimp Booster c/o Chumley Hall. Lower Chumley.

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