“Sir Spam-a-Lot” or “Best Blog EVAR!”
In a single day last week, I received the following comments on various posts on my blog. Although I was momentarily taken aback by the response, I quickly realized that this was a very cleverly designed attempt to bypass my spam filters once, so they could spam to their heart’s content later.
Linda Cone: “I’ve been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.”
This was in relation to “People I Hate in WoW” or “People I Love in WoW”, a half-gripe, half-praise post dominated by two small screenshots.
Jennifer Sosa : “Great blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol”
Uh what? I know they were trying to be cute and personal, but this was plain dumb.
Rita Simpson: “I think this is one of the most significant info for me. And i am glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things, The website style is perfect, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers”
This comment was made on “Champions Online: Six Months Later” or “Super Powered Fiascos”, a 100-word quick post about the state of the game 6 months post-launch. If that is ‘significant info’ for you, you need a tad more excitement in your life.
Rita Simpson: “Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful info specifically the last part I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain information for a long time. Thank you and good luck.”
Same as above, different post.
Rita Simpson (yeah, she’s prolific): “Just desire to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity in your post is simply excellent and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.”
Oh look, it’s Rita, my number one fan again! This was a again a post commenting on the grind-oriented mess Champions online had to offer, and I sincerely doubt anything in the subject matter made me an ‘expert on the subject’.
Cindy Morrison: “I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am quite certain I will learn lots of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!”
Oh for the love of god!
Anyone else come across anything similar in their spam folders?