I often view comments on blogs as a place for conversation.
Sometimes it’s one-sided — the readers make their comments and move on. Sometimes, it’s more of a conversation where there is some dialogue. But in the end, it’s a place for someone to view their thoughts and/or opinions about what you have written.
There are other times where you just wonder what the heck is going on.
I know I’ve tackled this topic before and I think it’s time to re-visit it.
It’s all about the SPAM bots.
For those that don’t know what SPAM bots are, they are automated accounts that go around to blogs and message boards and other Internet sites and comment with bizarre things. There are instances where it really seems like a real person. They have profile photos and the whole nine yards. Until you see the links they leave as their website etc. Then it all comes together that they are SPAM bots.
And SPAM bots are downright annoying.
Still, the comments they leave can be rather humorous. It makes you wonder what kind of things they look for when they post to blogs. In the past several days, many have leaked through here and reached my e-mail. They were eventually flagged as SPAM and I didn’t have to see them in the comments filter, but the e-mails were funny enough.
That made me think this was a good time to share a few and the insanity that is SPAM bots.
The first doozy comes on a post about Peyton Manning. Our friendly reader says:
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It’s all good here because I don’t recognize who this person is, either!
A while back I wrote a post about wondering if I would do the college life again. Somebody appears to have found this post and here’s what the person had to say:
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I think I am going to watch out for brussels, too!
What in the world does that even mean??
Also a while back, I wrote a post about Jim Thome being one of the good ones in the game of baseball. Someone stumbled across this post and it appears they wanted to comment…
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An opinion piece… and wondering where my info came from?
You need to spend more time not being a SPAM bot!
On my post about needing some ideas, two people posted! And boy did they have some fantastic ideas!
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Well thank you very much!
I thank goodness for SPAM filters each day because it would be entirely too hard to delete every single one each day.
Keep in mind that I’ve had this site for a long time, but the stats of SPAM are simply amazing. Akismet — a plugin that snags known SPAM — has done its work on my site, capturing 160,907 SPAM comments. Yes, that number is right.
Currently there are 9,178 comments in the SPAM queue.
Not for long.
It’s a bit ridiculous how it all works, but it gives a small piece of entertainment every once in a while to see what kind of idiotic things these SPAM bots post.
Then it’s fun to rid the site of them fully.
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