Monday, June 03, 2013

"Truly Remarkable in Support of Me" (Subtitle: "Wink Wink")

Blog spam  drives me crazy. You may get them, too: anonymous comments that don't relate to your post and contain links to questionable websites. There have been some days when I've received as many as 50 of them. Blogger's spam filter does a pretty good job of rounding them up, but it doesn't catch all of them. I still have to look through the list of published comments carefully and delete any fake ones that have slipped through. It's an annoying waste of time.

I do have to admit that I'd find them funny if they didn't make blog maintenance more difficult than it needs to be. They're almost always written in broken English, and some of the writers have obviously tried to make their comments generic enough to fit a variety of targeted posts. Others haven't bothered.

A couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of writing this post and explaining spam comments to people lucky enough not to get them, I did a screen capture of a random selection of spam picked up by Blogger's filter and listed neatly for review. Click on the image to enlarge it, then have a laugh.


  1. They drive me crazy, too. And then, suddenly the comments section doesn't have the little garbage can, so I can't delete them. Is it a conspiracy, do you think?

    1. Betty, my little trashcan has never been missing unless I've been accidentally logged out--which I suppose could also be part of a conspiracy if there is one. I've actually had to shut down comments on a handful of posts because they were spammed so often.

  2. OMG! I had no idea... I guess I'm lucky to only get them occasionally!


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