Spam folders – A love/hate relationship

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I just learned that SPAM (the kind in a can) turned 80 yesterday. In honor of Spam, here’s a little spam.

I make lots of comments on blogs, and WordPress decides on occasion that I’m a spammer. They shovel me into spam folders where I’m eventually discovered by my blogger friends, sometimes weeks later. I don’t take getting spammed personally; it’s just part of life on WP, and it’s not like the sky is going to fall if my comments slip into the deep, dark void of the blogosphere.

I’m not great about checking my WP spam folder regularly, but I do check it. And thank goodness it’s there! I would NOT want all this craziness showing up on my blog. Aside from the usual lists of links, there are the nonsensical sentences, the political rants, the porn invites, and the insinuations that my blog requires some assistance.

Just for laughs here are a few that I found this morning in response to “My Chili Attempt” (spammer links not included for obvious reasons). I wonder what it was about my chili recipe:

This sounds like a great deal for people that can save there gallbladder. Removing the stone would be the better choice. (Now, my chili wasn’t that bad!)

Sexy girls and small widows. (Small widows?)

I see your page needs some fresh posts. (Apparently, this spammer doesn’t like my attempt at humor.)

Many реорle have repеаtedly nотicеd а тuмоr undеr thеir аrmріts. (Um, thanks. Good to know.)

Of course, the physical aspects of tennis training will also make one stronger and fitter. The Dallas Cowboys have been working hard this off-season. (But are they eating chili?)

This is where the services of an electrician become necessary. The best part is that he shared his golf equipment importance. (He had me until “golf.”)

lawyers as well as shopping mall trolling “talent scouts” tend to be practicing their finest outlines to strengthen any kind of idea how the following Miley Cyrus may be residing below your own roofing. (I’m not sure I follow.)

Study my new devise erotic sexbot (An erotic sexbot? Hmm. We’re getting way off track here.)

Taylor Swift is a racist white supremacist … and she voted for Donald Trump TWICE. (Did she really? Why, Taylor, why?)

Started unusual spider’s web stand out. (Yeesh, I give up.)

There are many more, most too offensive or too dull to share. I usually scan and delete, but couldn’t resist a little silliness this morning. Remember to check those spam folders for your friends, and thank the WordPress algorithms for saving you from the rest!

 

 

204 thoughts on “Spam folders – A love/hate relationship

  1. […] via Spam folders – A love/hate relationship — Myths of the Mirror […]

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  2. OwnShadow says:

    I’ve always wanted to share someone’s golf equipment importance.

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  3. GREAT idea for a post, Diana – very clever. My blog attracts SO much link-spam I have put a counter on my sidebar (now well over a million!) – not that it stops legions of new spammers from trying anyway. Every day there are many pages of the stuff in my spam folder – from articles all OVER my blog.

    My favs were the many from folks who apparently do not have real names or real gravitars [SEO Babe, Hot Girls Live and so forth], who regale me with compliments on my brilliant content that they are sure will help many people — on my ABOUT page!

    I hardly ever dig through all that spam-trash before deleting the bunch. When I have in the past, I’ve recovered only one or two legit comments (if that!). HOWEVER, after reading the many great comments that you have received, I can see that I’m missing a super way to amuse myself when I really need to be finishing an article. Thanks! 🙂
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    • Wow, you get tons of spam! I don’t know what it was about my chili recipe, but I did get a bunch, and I had to see what all the fuss was about. That day they just tickled my funny bone, and I had to write a post. I usually don’t bother to read them, but I do scan to see if anyone is stuck. But I don’t have to scan a million! Oh my 😀

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      • Most of that million have been long-since deleted – but there are generally two to three hundred, which is bad enough!

        Probably some spammer shared the post as a “possible” on Spammer Daily and the hoards descended. I have no idea why Menage a Moi (one of two ABOUTs) gets all that “great content” spam either. There is truly nothing to it other than a chuckle or two.
        xx,
        mgh

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  4. Rafs says:

    I love this. Loving faithfully. Good work.
I hope you could visit my site too and give feedback on how i can improve it. Thank you.

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  5. reocochran says:

    Very nicely collected and ironically just today I had a conversation on a blog with Elsie (I think you read her tanka’s and enjoy her including nature.) She had a letter “U” post with some wacky unique things she has found on the internet. I told her my waiting approval area in WordPress has a ton of weird “not related to my blog post” comments. Then, while catching up on your blog you wrote a post. 🙂

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    • Mine aren’t usually this funny, but I was in a mood that day and couldn’t stop making weird faces as I read them. It’s a good thing they don’t end up on our blogs! Thanks for reading 🙂

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  8. Same thing here! I’ve not been able to comment on some blogs, only to learn I was tagged as spam. Funny thing is this happened on the blogs of my most faithful supporters. *shake fist at WP*

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    • It doesn’t make any sense, Diana. I’ll trade comments with someone for two years and then one of us will end up in spam for commenting “Great post.” ??? I had it happen four times on this post!

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  9. Aquileana says:

    Haha!!!!… This is a great post… I´add here one or two messages from my Spam Folders, If I hadn´t deleted them all, moments ago 😀 have a great week, Diana! ⭐ xx

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  10. Erika Beebe says:

    Thank you for the chuckle. I need to check my spam folder. 🙂

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  11. I forget to ever check that folder. I’ve been too busy sending my ss number and banking info to Nigeria so that the lawyers there can wire me my inheritance from a distant relative that I never met. Uncle Somebody. I can’t believe my good fortune! Now I’ll have time to write that book, lol! Thanks for the laugh 😀

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  12. You certainnly get more entertaining SPAM mail than I do! I also find that I am frequently banished to people’s SPAM folders too, for some reason!

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  13. My spam folder is ridiculously boring, lol! Some of those are hilarious! 😀

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  14. I’ve been captured by the WordPress spam monster three times where he ( at least I think it was a ‘he’) was holding all my comments as some kind of ransom. Thank goodness some bloggers came to my rescue by checking their spam folders and fishing me out, Diana. And thanks to WordPress for shackling their spam monster and not letting him lose on me again (well, for the time being, anyway).
    Thanks for the spam laughs. Does make you wonder just who or what write these spam messages.

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    • The Spam monster does seem to descend on us and gobble up a bunch of comments at a time. It makes no sense, Hugh. I also don’t know why spammers waste their time. I suppose some hapless souls might click on a link, but I sure wouldn’t. 😀

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      • Very true, Diana. I’ve seen a few eye-popping comments in the comments section of some blogs, so I guess spam does sometimes do the work it intended to do.
        As for the WordPress spam monster, the kind folk at WordPress have saved me a few times but never been able to tell me why I keep getting captured. One of the mysteries of the blogging world.

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  15. Erik says:

    Sitting in an airport in Chicago reading this. The people around me are curious as to why I’m snickering. Way to turn a negative into a positive with some fun, Diana.

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  16. in says:

    There was one time when I had blogged on Spam and another blogger had asked me, “You eat it voluntarily?” Thought that was so funny.

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  17. bpsenapati says:

    A blog on SPAM! That’s interesting! I have never even imagine a blog can be so interesting by mentioning some Spam messages. It’s so nicely chosen. Love it.

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  18. mrajkandel says:

    Nicely written and decorated with colourful phrases! ☺

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  19. marple25mary says:

    Lol! Those are all hilarious. It’s impossible it choose a favorite. And i’ve decided i don’t check my spam folder nearly often enough!

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  20. LOL! Your spam sounds like someone tossed a bunch of random sentences into a translator. I feel fortunate I don’t get much spam, and what I do get is either generic “this is a great post thanks for the data” or “click here to learn how you can double your traffic in 10 easy steps”. Of course, little spam probably mean the robots don’t pay attention to me becuz the blog is not that popular.

    Thanks for the chuckles!

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  21. A.S. Akkalon says:

    Hilarious. Thanks for sharing! But now I feel sad that I don’t get exciting spam.

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  22. Widdershins says:

    Wow! All I get are interminable offers to up my SEO. I feel so boring! … le sigh. 🙂

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  23. Christy B says:

    Hahaha! I also get spam posts and, sometimes, new commenters wind up there, eek! I’m hungry but don’t know if canned spam would be my choice… 😉

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    • Thanks so much for reading my post on spam, Christy. Sorry for the late reply. I just found your comment in… my Spam folder! Unbelievable! Ha ha. I’m glad I checked. Happy Weekend 🙂

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  24. Giggling a bunch over this post, D. Wallace. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

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  25. My favorite bit of spam was this one:

    “Writing manually is time consuming, there is tool for this task. Just search in gogle for; ferdeck’s unlimited content”

    Non-manual writing sure is interesting, ain’t it?

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    • Sorry for the late reply on my spam post, Mike. I just found your comment in… wait for it… wait for it… SPAM!
      Yeesh. *Sigh*
      I just tried gogling for ferdeck. Ha ha. No luck. I think it was a spam-scam.

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  26. paulandruss says:

    Still giggling Diana…. really that is one heck of lot of spam you wouldn’t want to put on a sandwich!

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    • My posts usually don’t collect such a slush pile of spam, Paul, but this one had around 40 crazy comments. I picked out a sampling to share. The rest are long gone. Glad you got a laugh. 😀

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  27. kwakwakwakwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 🙂 I had a great laugh Diana. 🙂

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  28. amreade says:

    Reblogged this on Reade and Write and commented:
    Now this is some funny stuff. Have you looked in your spam folder recently?

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