I haven’t complained about spam comments much recently but I just have to share some today. They are hilarious.
Basically, one percent (1%) of the comments I’ve received over the life of the blog have been real comments by people who had read a post and sincerely responded to the contents. And for the caliber of those comments it’s worth wading through the others, especially since I usually use the Bulk Actions button to spam them and it goes pretty fast.
I’ve learned that the purpose of many of the general comments is to get someone to click on the website attached to the comment, to see if it’s a real comment. The companies that get paid to do this contract for so many “hits” per month. Also, if I go ahead and post one, then maybe some other commenter gets curious and clicks on it as well. Everybody wins but me.
Most of these fake messages are bland and silly, but sometimes they’re just fun. These two came in this week.
This, in response to Defining Decadence:
“You lost me, buddy. I mean, I suppose I get what youre saying. I get where youre coming from. But you just seem to have forgotten that there are people out there who can see this issue for what it really is and may not agree with you. You seem to alienate a whole bunch of people who might have been fans of your blog.”
Oh, no. Noooo! I’ve lost lots of readers because of my critique of designer dog food? What was I thinking? How will I survive? Especially knowing there are people out there who see this issue for what it really is. (And what is that, exactly? Please share, because I sure don’t know.)
And this one, simply because it ran through one of those translation programs. Have fun deciphering it! I am pretty good with some of these because I know lots of synonyms, but I have to admit, this one is beyond my powers.
“Reputable an ideal blog website. I noticed where it people have was. My partner and i always aspired to purchase the woman’s to execute to a lot of our situations which helps me when i say so you may guidance families common.”