UPDATE: I’ve decided to edit out the URLs, and allow the spam comments on this article, for the sheer amusement of our readers. So, feel free to make some snide comments of your own!
Like many blogs these days, our blog gets plenty of spam comments. Fortunately, our anti-spam measures are formidable and very rarely does a spam comment actually make it through the defenses and into the comments section. But all these spam comments are saved for review, so even though you, the Reader doesn’t see them, I do. I thought I would show you what some of the stupidest comments look like.Vimax: I am a poor man from the African region, I need money to survive by comment on your blogs / forums or guestbook to make my website appear in search engine. I am getting desperate Now! I know you’ll laugh while reading this comment !!! Here is my websites vimax PLEASE SEND YOUR HELP BY APPROVING MY COMMENT! Regards: PoormanBH2011
Yes, you’re right – I did laugh when I read this, because you just wasted your time trying to post this on our blog. Why don’t you try actually fixing your SEO instead of spamming people?Medical Transcription: Do you people have a facebook fan page? I looked for one on twitter but could not discover one, I would really like to become a fan!
Yes, we do have a Facebook page. The reason you couldn’t find it is because you looked on Twitter for it. Does your Mommy know you’re using her computer?
The lengths that some spammers will go to make their comments sound legit, is considerable:Tepliniat: I’ve been to extraordinary buffets in Taipei at hotels like the Shangri La and the Grand Hyatt with counters unconditional of active shellfish and sushi and curry and ice cream and fancy desserts and all sorts of different cuisine. Does anyone know if such a uncomfortable exists in Madrid? It’s a long opportunity, but I’d be thankful in the interest recommendations in search a unique dinner. Thanks!
or this one:KJDavid: I’m planning on getting my real estate agents license in the next few weeks. I’ve heard that Century 21 and some other companies have their own courses. Is it better to attend their course or just a regular local real estate school. Also what companies are good for new agents. Any advice you can give is appreciated! Thanks! Oh and I’ll be getting my license in Tenessee.
What they don’t seem to understand is, no matter how “genuine” the text of the message sounds, unless they stay on topic their comment will stick out from the rest anyway.Shower Trays: Ooh shoot i just wrote a big comment and as soon as i hit reply it came up blank! Please tell me it worked right? I dont want to submit it again if i do not have to! Either the blog glitced out or i am an idiot, the second option doesnt surprise me lol. thanks for a great blog! (Article: Titty Tea Party)
Let’s just say the blog didn’t “glitced” and leave it at that.PS3 Bundles: Wow, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done. (Article: Eye Trauma Drama)
Chinese spammers will often try to win us over with their words of wisdom (note: it doesn’t work!):Vallephenny: Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. alhjgyikk: You’re never too old to learn something stupid.
What’s the point of these, you may ask? Well, each one of these spam comments had a link to some site they are pushing. Of course I’m not going to provide the link to their site.
Most of the spam comments are just a bother because I have to read through them to make sure nothing legit got marked as spam:appliance repair: Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love studying more on this topic. If attainable, as you acquire expertise, would you thoughts updating your blog with extra information? This can be very helpful for me. (Article: We Sold Our Blog!) Doyle Christmau: Well, the article is really the sweetest on that precious topic. I suit in with your conclusions and also will certainly thirstily look forward to your approaching updates. Simply just saying thanks can not simply just be enough, for the fantasti c lucidity in your writing. I will certainly directly grab your rss feed to stay informed of any updates. Excellent work and much success in your business endeavors! Carmelita Sacarello: That is some kind of inspirational stuff. By no means knew that opinions could be this varied. Thanks for all the enthusiasm to will offer you such helpful information here. (Article: Bicycle Riding and Stray Dogs) bingo online games: Hello, entertaining weblog. I’ve thought about attemtping to create my own blog.How are you finding the blog software you’re using? Is there a ton of maintenance that goes along with it?. Would be greatful for your advice. (Article: Dunkin Donuts in Taiwan)
WordPress is a great platform, and Spam Karma 2 keeps idiots like you from spamming it. My advice to you is – sure, go ahead and start a blog. Put a lot of time and effort into it and build it up so you get lots of readers. Then you’ll have to deal with morons like you who spam it all the time, and MAYBE YOU’LL STOP DOING IT TO OTHER BLOGS!viagra: Keep posting stuff like this i really like it
If I do, will you keep spamming it?how to get rid of chicken pox scars: I saw one more thing concerning this on another blog. Youve obviously spent time with this. Well done! (Article: Bicycle Riding and Stray Dogs)
Yeah, I get the chicken pox every time a stray dog chases me while riding.Jayden: I truly do benefit from the method in which you could have presented this matter plus it does supply us a considerable amount of fodder for consideration. However, thanks to just what exactly I’ve experienced, Freezing wish as other reviews pile on that any of us today stay with issue whereas in the definitely not start upon a tirade involving some other sort of news du jour. In any event, appreciate you this outstanding piece whilst I can’t really concur by using it in totality, I respect the perspective. (Article: Neiwan Grill Party)
What the heck are you talking about? It was an article about a grill party we had near a river in Taiwan. Just what “fodder for consideration” is there? I’m not sure you were even writing in English.
Sometimes, the spammer will refer to the article name in the comment, in order to fool software or an administrator:fun math games for kids: I have learned result-oriented things through your blog Titty Tea Party | TheNHBushman.com. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. Thanks for the recommendations you have discussed in Titty Tea Party (Article: Titty Tea Party)
“Result-oriented things” from the Titty Tea Party? Sorry that didn’t work out for you.christine: James E. Klein was a Veteran of World War II and served as Second Lieutenant in the Pacific Air Zone in the 373rd Bomb Squadron, 308th Bombardment Group—he is a good soldier.For James E. Klein,WE salute you.CONDOLENCES to the family. <SPAM LINK WAS HERE> thank you. (Article: The End Of An Era)
How dare you spam a memorial post about my father, who you know NOTHING about and HAVE NEVER MET! Your attempt at personalizing this spam comment has backfired and now your domain, email and IP are BLACKLISTED FOREVER!
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only spam comment on that article. It just shows that the spammers don’t bother to actually read the articles to judge them for content:replica patek philippe watches: I consider, that you commit an error. I suggest it to discuss. Write to me in PM, we will communicate. (Article: The End Of An Era)
No, I’ll communicate to you right here, out in the open. You are a spammer, and a stupid one at that.Winfred Falkenhagen : Greetings! I’ve been reading your weblog for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Atascocita Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the excellent work! (Article: The End Of An Era)
My father died, and you want to give me a “shout out?” You say you’re from TX but your IP is from Holland. If by “excellent work” you mean keeping spammers off our blog, thanks!real air jordans foqwer sale: Hey!!I’ll definitely have to check out Sean’s post. And I love the idea of blogging about a failure and how you learned from it. I’ll have to do that one soon. (Article: The End Of An Era)
There is no one here called “Sean.” Are you calling my father a failure??? YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO LEARN FROM YOUR FAILURES, SUCH AS YOUR FAILURE TO SUCCESSFULLY SPAM OUR BLOG!
Sometimes, spammers’ comments are priceless:Terina: Several of these replies on this post are garbage, You should delete them. (Article: Surgery Update)
Yes, I was thinking of yours in particular.
Believe it or not, sometimes spammers sell spam-fighting tools! Yes, it’s true:stop spam plugin: You should check this wordpress plugin… […] Wonderful results against spam links using this plugin […]…… (Article: Surgery Update)
The plugin I’m using now seems to work just fine. Wouldn’t you agree?
Here’s a spammer that is selling spamming tools to help spammers get comments into blogs:Stuart Fette:
Over 351848 Auto Approve Links 32485 Unique
PR4 – 6
PR3 – 88
PR2 – 84
PR1 – 68
Download your free list…
http://(spammer server for the file)
To try the free samples please use the following settings
1. Fast poster timeout set to 60 seconds
2. Max the “Slow and Manual Poster Links” in the settings menu to 4096KB (this affects the fast poster too)
3. Set connections to 20 (Settings -> Adjust Maximum Connections)
4. Set “Randomize comment poster blogs list” in settings.
5. Use good quality comments.
6. After completion, do a check links on all, you will find that most of the failed ones got accepted
7. Use good proxy.
You should get a greater than 75% success rate with the fast poster. On checking the links you should get a greater than 85% rate.
So I guess this means our blog is in that 15% category?
I’ll leave you with this last one – which represents the level of stupidity that I have to deal with on a daily basis:replica cartier: Read you article, make me have a deeper understanding to life, it is different meaning for me. (Article: The Never-Ending Road Work Behind Our House)
Yeah, when I was writing the article about the road work going on behind our house, I just knew that it would have a profound impact on a certain cross-section of people.
UPDATE: I got this very first spam on this very article, on the day I wrote it: “Helpful info. Lucky me I found your website accidentally, and I’m stunned why this accident did not happened in advance! I bookmarked it.”
See what I mean?