Every once in a while, I like to have one of these posts where I talk about blog comments.
See, as a personal blog, I don’t get many comments. That’s the nature of the game when you have varied topics or keep it personal or don’t have a massive following. And I’m OK with that because it’s how it goes.
But if I let everything fly, I’d have a ton of comments.
See, with WordPress (and other things, I believe), I have a plugin called Akismet. Basically, it protects the blog from comment and trackback spam. That way, I don’t even have to deal with it.
For example, as of now, I have more than 7,500 comments in my spam folder. I know there have been times real comments have gone in there and I actually caught them. But I have to be honest — I don’t sift through the spam folder too often because 99.9 percent of the time, it’s all crap.
Alas, sometimes these messages slip through and come up for me to moderate and approve. Usually they are ones that seem more like regular comments, so maybe that’s why Akismet misses them. In the end, they usually give me a laugh.
The thing about spam messages is they usually appear on posts that are older. That’s probably in the hopes they slip through and such.
Some are quite funny in that they are so poorly written or don’t have any connection to the post where the comment is. So, with that in mind, I’d like to share a few of these wonderful comments with you. Remember, these comments are unedited — no spell check or grammar or anything. All copied and pasted as I received them.
Then it’s time to empty the spam folder.
This one was from a Snapshot Saturday post in January:
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I’ll be grateful if you continue
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from your writing. Cheers!
I’m now watching out for brussels, too. What the hell are brussels?
This next one came from the writing challenge I was involved in this past February. The topic this person comments on? Compulsively.
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I’m glad my post was highly intelligent. It’s what I aim for, you see.
How about this one? Somebody needs some help.
Hey there! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog.
Is it hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Appreciate it
This one was on a post from the writing challenge I was involved in last summer. I may have fallen for it, if not for the link to something odd (I didn’t click), the fact that the post was so old, and because I’ve received it many times from different people. (I actually once tried to e-mail one of these people to see if I got a response and didn’t get one — another reason knowing these are spam.)
So stop sending me this crap. Appreciate it.
In 2010, I took a trip to Maine. This next comment comes from a post where I spoke about planning for said trip. It definitely seems to capture Maine, no?
The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.
Yeah, makes total sense.
This next one is more current in that it is a comment from my recent post about the Lay’s potato chip flavors.
I am usually to blogging and i actually appreciate your content. The article has actually peaks my interest. I’m going to bookmark your website and hold checking for brand new information.
I’m glad it worked — go buy some.
I may have let this one go as it was in my peanut butter owns Nutella post from quite a bit back…
Can I just say what a aid to find someone who really is aware of what theyre talking about on the internet. You positively know learn how to bring a problem to gentle and make it important. Extra folks must read this and perceive this aspect of the story. I cant consider youre not more well-liked since you definitely have the gift.
I definitely knew what I was talking about in that post!
Finally, I will end with this one. It was a comment to a Soundless Sunday post, one which had a photo of a crisp winter scene.
A tooth (plural teeth) is a undersized, calcified, whitish order start in the jaws (or mouths) of many vertebrates and worn to sever down food. Some animals, particularly carnivores, also take teeth for hunting or instead of defensive purposes. The roots of teeth are covered sooner than gums. Teeth are not made of bone, but fairly of multiple tissues of varying density and hardness.
The community design of teeth is be like across the vertebrates, although there is respectable modulation in their show up and position. The teeth of mammals be struck by deep roots, and this decoration is also create in some fish, and in crocodilians. In most teleost fish, how, the teeth are partial to to the outer surface of the bone, while in lizards they are fond of to the inner interface of the jaw alongside the same side. In cartilaginous fish, such as sharks, the teeth are seconded by means of cold ligaments to the hoops of cartilage that form the jaw.
Fully makes sense, right?
On that note, it’s time to delete on a permanent basis and clean the spam folder out. But, I’m sure, they will be back in full force. I’ll be sure to share the good ones.
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