I blog therefore I'm spammed

Some of the spam comments posted to my blog are amusing. Others are simply baffling. They aren't quite as pathetic as the son of a Nigerian former finance minister who has millions of dollars to deposit into your bank account, and requests your banking details, but I think they're amusing enough to be given a wider audience. They are almost always posted by 'Anonymous' which seems quite a common name for those sad individuals who spend their time trying to promote their lacklustre or spurious website links on the back of someone else's success.

Maybe Anonymous is one person. If so, he is incredibly industrious, because I receive at least a dozen spam comments every day from him. I'm glad I decided to moderate all comments so they don't just automatically appear on my blog. Anonymous invariably posts inept and unintentionally funny comments (around a hidden website address) in the hope that I will believe that Anonymous is a genuine reader, and will then be convinced to allow them through the net. Here's one of Anonymous's recent offerings that would give Lewis Carroll's nonsense writing a run for its money:

Truly no matter if someone doesn't know then its up to other viewers that they will help, so here it takes place. 


Er... yeah, right. Fathom that one out. Other spam comments from Anonymous offer fake flattery in the hope that you think they are commenting positively on your blog post. One or two turn out to be quite ironic:

I do believe all of the ideas you have offered for your post. They are very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for novices. May just you please extend them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post. 

That from someone trying to tout a website selling diet pills. Reductio ad absurdum. The next one also offers some cheap flattery, but falls very wide of the mark:

Hurrah, that's what I was seeking for, what a information! present here at this weblog, thanks admin of this sight. 

This spammer is trying to get me to post their website selling customised T-Shirts. Hopefully, the spelling and grammar they print on their shirts is a little less error strewn. Oh boy, can it get any better? It certainly can... with this obscure beauty:

What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious know-how on the topic of unexpected feelings. 

I think that was a compliment, but whatever the sentiments his website is not being published on my blog. Thank you Anonymous for your entertaining and, at times, baffling comments. I laughed until I stopped.

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