Since moving to WordPress I’ve become accustomed to finding a small (I use this term very loosely) gathering of comments in my spam folder. They visit so frequently I feel like I know them and have found many different spammer cliques. Here’s just a few…
This group is for the spammers who might have gotten away with it had they just chosen a different, more appropriate themed post.
- ”Do you have kidney disease? Well I have magic beans for that!” might have been ok on a past post where I mentioned having one kidney. It would not be ok on my post ‘2014 should have been..‘ about Aidan and postponing college.
- Calling a ‘photo post’ ”insprational writing”. Again, might have slipped through the radar had it been on a post where I actually had some words. Instead spammie posted to a Silent Sunday where the aim is to include zero words, inspirational or otherwise.
- Similarly, saying ”great photography” on one of the very few posts where no I have no pictures included. Now you’re just being lazy, spammie!
They aren’t hiding behind a realistic username. They aren’t lurking in the spamming shadows. They are in full show, shouting what they’re really about. They are ‘xxxporn’ ‘enter to win $10’ and links to youtube,amazon or Facebook.
- ”You simply won a new reader” – xxxporn
Ehh you’re ok thanks!
- ”Admiring the hard work you put in” – youtube.com/iamaspammer
Thanks Youtube you’re not doing too badly yourself.
This group is for the spammers who aren’t really sure what they are about. That haven’t yet found themselves and seek my help in doing so.
- ”Interested in guest blogging, we share similar interests and could greatly benefit each other”
What a great idea, Nike air max sales page.
- On my baby must haves – ”please also seek help from my site”
Oh what a kind offer ‘adult cams.com’ I’ll be right over.
The Sneaky Ones:
These ones are the smartest of the lot. They have it all planned to tactical perfection. They pose as a fellow blogger who also is also suffering the constant badgering of spam comments. They offer kindness, sympathy and of course the genius solution!!
- ”Do you have a spam problem on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I have magic beans for that.”
Check your inbox, whalemail.com!
The ones who come alone with what can only be described as a keyboard fit, which looks something like ”qznu ranasqezole .5 mg [url] 22lsk puthgibl”
Oh yeah someone else just said that to me too *awkward face*
Have any of you met my spammie friends? They can be a little annoying but they’re like family, you have to love them… a little bit. Now off I go and permanently delete them all. Thanks to the wonderful work of Askimet plugin spammers are banished 99% of the time (taking a few genuine bloggers with them too – oops!).