Friday, February 8, 2013

Spam (Electronic, Not Canned Meat)

I feel like I jinxed myself.  Rhonda at Down to Earth had been talking about the problem of spam comments some months ago and I said I didn't really have a problem with spam.  It was true.  I'd only gotten maybe a few of them over the couple years I'd been blogging.  Well, like I said, I think I jinxed myself.  Or brought on the spamming wrath of the internet universe.  Or something.  Now I get dozens daily.  I knew I had a little spam problem and then yesterday I clicked into my spam box...turns out the problem was bigger than I thought as there were almost a thousand in there.  Crazy.

But, its not all bad.  Some where pretty darn amusing.

One of my favorites was the one where they asked me for advice on how to deal with spam.  Funny, don't you think?!

"Howdy, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it's driving me crazy so any help is very much appreciated. My blog post ... Idrotherapy on
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Or how about the one that says their blog is similar to mine except, you know, that their site is an online casino. 

Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I'd figured I'd ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa? My blog goes over a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other. If you happen to be interested feel free to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Great blog by the way! Check out my web site ... casinocashjourney on Easy, No-Knead Refrigerator Rolls"

And the one that wins the award for most unique, the dropping the ipad story.

"Today, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation.  My apple ipad is not broken and she has 83 views.  I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone.  My homepage…north point used cars arkansas on Easy, No-Knead Refrigerator Rolls"

I find the spam a bit bothersome, but I really dislike those word verification at least it affords me the occasional laugh. 

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