Response to Spammers

I realized that I’ve been missing acknowledgement to an element of the blogging experience – spammers!  I take a look at some of the comments that Akismet blocks from public view every now and again and they always generate a smile.

Sometimes, it’s just too good to not share.  Of course, a good spammer will include a link to some site that will do things like add to an advertisement counter or give you a dose of malware or something.  I’d never knowingly repeat those links or include them here but some of the comments intended to entice people to click through are priceless.

It does beg the question – does it actually work and get some people to fall for it?

They do detract from the wonderful people who do give some good feedback on posts.

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Here are some of the latest of the most recent 514 that have been caught …

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Somehow, this is refreshing news for this blogger …

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I hate when that happens.

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I have this uncanny feeling that you’re just here to cause trouble.

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There are no discussion boards that go to the depths and the level of research that is done here.  Plus, the quality of the legitimate comments is second to none.  Don’t waste your time.  There’s only one doug — off the record.

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You obviously don’t know me.  My curling iron days are long behind me!

Even curling it with a straightener won’t work.  Does that even make sense?

and the list goes on and on.

I can’t imagine the work involved if I had to filter this stuff out manually.


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The content of this blog is created by me at the keyboard or as a result of an aggregator of my daily reading under the title OTR Links. On Fridays, look for my signature post "This Week in Ontario Edublogs" where I try to share some great writing from Ontario Educators. The other regular post appears Sunday mornings as I try to start a conversation about things that have gone missing from our daily lives.

One thought on “Response to Spammers

  1. I sometimes wonder about the people doing the spamming. DO they know they are annoying? Do they care? How do they feel about getting spammed themselves? I’ll probably never know.


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