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More Hilarious Spam

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Most spam is of the annoying advert type, but now and again there is something that makes me laugh. The spammer will try everything to get you to interact with them, telling you all sorts of nonsense. They are easy to spot though, as they tend to comment on much older posts, which is a complete give away; if their writing were not enough of a clue!

I couldn’t resist sharing this little gem with you –

“I am regular visitor, how are you everybody?¬†This piece of writing posted at this site is actually nice.”

Actually nice? You needn’t sound so surprised!

Also, I know I have gained a leetle weight, but it’s still quite rude to refer to me in the plural! (how are you everybody!)

And, No, you are not a regular visitor; I’ve never seen you before (most likely thanks to the efforts of the amazing Akismet!)

Here’s one that flatters away without actually saying anything. It was in response to my post Please WP! where I complain about the alterations to the WP Reader Notifications!

I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this site. I’m hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my very own website now. ūüôā

Yes, there was a smiley face at the end. What’s not to like about this one?

As I said above, all I did in my post was rant. High-grade? haha Nope! But at least someone appreciates the efforts I put into penning my posts!

And another gem –

Aw, it was a truly good post. In concept I should put in writing related to this additionally – spending time and actual effort to manufacture a superb article…but exactly what do I say… I procrastinate alot (sic) and no indicates locate a method to go carried out.

I totally agree… exactly what do you say?

This was in response to a Sunday Musing from May last year, where the quote was, “Don’t suffer from stress: Be a carrier!” A superb article? Spending time and actual effort?

Well at least somebody thinks so!

How about this one, which speaks for itself, amazing punctuation, spelling and all! –

Should you turn a door knob recently touched by a sneezing, sniffling person,and thus lift help to yoour nose, you afflicted both yoursslf internet marketing After the draft Direct Mail Marketing Nevertheless loved fundamental idea!

time answering when your breaathing routine is underway you’ll get to coughing a lesser amount change career Tailor selecting based over your book area time freedom

I can’t help but feel they have simply lifted whole sections from different articles at random.

And what any of this has to do with my post, River Dance, which is about rain on my stoep, I guess I’ll never know.


Does anyone know the purpose of spam such as these?

I understand the advert type ones; they want you to click on their site, or respond somehow. But these other ones? Are they the same, but use a different method by claiming to be a regular reader and all friendly?

I have no idea.

All I know, is that checking my spam caught by Akismet, provides me with great amusement and entertainment.


post script: If you find a particular post is being bombarded by spam, you can disable comments for that one post. I’ve had to do this a few times lately. You have to work from the “improved editor” not the old Dashboard and WordPress support tells you how to do that here.

I got this excellent tip from a post by da-AL; 2 Fab WordPress Tips.



Hilarious Spam

LM is confused!

LM is confused!

I check my Akismet spam and delete it regularly.

However, this little gem I just had to share:

The cut-throat round about golfing!

For you if you have a problem thinking about how the amount of golf shots they get, there are many of tools accessible to apply. These kind of “score keepers” range coming from a easy concept such as band of drops for a sequence for a countertop much like a great umpire’s reverse. If you happen to in the cut-throat round about golfing, your score owner might be unneeded as your competitor appears monitoring your personal score.

Say what?


Let’s hear it for all the unsung heroes!

Who am I talking about?


Silently, efficiently, uncomplainingly, day in day out, to date, Akismet has protected my blog from 4335 spam comments!


Thank you so much Akismet!

I appreciate this.

Let today be your day of recognition.

Akismet Day.



Blog Views

Blog Views

It’s no secret that I love numbers. Here’s one I had been watching for a while. Unbelievably, I caught it exactly right!

19, 999 views.

Yay! There is even a glass of champagne to celebrate!

Actually, it’s quite an achievement, since a lot of my visitors do not “count”.¬†However, I did not receive a Trophy ¬†when I hit 20,000: views really don’t seem to count after all.

And you may think that 20,000 is the number to look for, but don’t you think that 19,999 is so much more interesting? At first I thought it might be a prime number; but sadly not, since it is divisible by 7.

While I’m on about numbers, I’d just like to thank that unsung hero Akismet, for protecting my little blog from no less than¬†2985¬†spam comments to date.

I cannot imagine how awful our WP world would be if we all had to trawl through this amount of unwanted drivel on a daily basis.


Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam

Akismet does an awesome job of catching spam before it reaches me, but now and then a few gems slip through. Let me share some of my favourtie spam comments with you, retaining their original unique spelling and grammar.

Hello, after reaing (sic) this remarkable paragraph i am tooo cheerful to share my experience here with mates.

Well at least you’re happy.

How about this one,¬†in response to my post “I am a Hundred” where I simply stated that this was my hundredth post and thanked all my followers:-

It’s hard to find experienced people in this particular subject, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

Still, good to know that I know what I’m talking about!

And this, in response to “Moonlit Butterflies” which was basically just a photo:-

Thanks for sharing such a good thought, article is pleasant, that’s wwhy i have read it fully

So how do you spot spam? Usually they comment on an old post, with a long paragraph where they extol the virtues of some item they are trying to promote – iPad, Adiphene etc. Often their spelling and grammar is not great, as if they have used Google translate:-

Adiphene weight reduction pill is the answer for those who always goes on food regimen however can’t endure the meals carving hunger and the irritability gave rise by dieting.

Please Note I have a few followers where English is not their first language and I am always impressed by their excellent command of a difficult language. And you know my pathetic attempts at a foreign language, French, in La Belle Fleur!

All I’m saying is, if you feel like a bit of a laugh, check out any comments waiting in your Akismet spam queue. You won’t be disappointed!

And to finish:-

Hey there. You’ve done an excellent job. I’ll certainly digg (sic) it and personall – recommend to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this website.

So – are you benefited from my website?