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. 🙂
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! –
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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.