Flattery will get you nowhere

So here’s a spam comment that kind of stuck out from all the rest. This here is an online translator at its finest. I wonder if they have it in a text document somewhere so they can copy and paste it in comments? I wonder if people actually fall for it? Questions abound.

I have been surfing online greater than three hours these days, but I by no means discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours. It is pretty worth sufficient for me. In my view, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will probably be much more useful than ever before. I just could not go away your website before suggesting that I extremely loved the usual info a person provide for your guests? Is going to be back regularly in order to inspect new posts I will immediately take hold of your rss as I can not to find your email subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly allow me know in order that I may subscribe

Since WordPress has a “subscribe” button and it’s way easy to create an RSS feed for people who know how, I know fersure that this is a phishing post. But you’ve gotta give them credit for trying. The one after this one simply said, “Hello, and Good-bye.” hahahaha!

Luckily, my spam has gone down a lot (knock wood) from hundreds to dozens. Still, I find gems like this one ^^^ amusing from time to time.

Just for fun: James Veitch on Answering Spam Emails:

5 thoughts on “Flattery will get you nowhere

  1. Melanie B Cee

    *snicker* And to think all this time I’ve merely been sending those stupid things to the spam folder for Google to deal with (or not, as is evidenced by the plethora I continue to get). Now in WordPress land? I’ve NEVER gotten even one spam. I suspect that’s because I have ‘do not find by search engine” ticked in the settings area. It’s bad enough dealing with those assholes in email, I don’t want to have to bother with them in WordPress too. My sympathies that you get them, but at least now you have an idea of what to do with them for your further amusement and their (hopefully) lethal frustration…

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    1. Willow Post author

      Google and WordPress both do a good job of sending everything to Spam, but ya still gotta clean out the folders every once in a while or it clogs up the system. Since my WordPress spam folder is pretty small (a dozen or so), I do it one by one. That’s how I get to read them. With Google, it’s “Delete everything in spam.” and nothing gets read.

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  2. Courtney Wright

    That one is pretty specific! and the most comprehensive I have seen in a while.
    I have watched that TED talk before and it is very interesting. It had a surprise ending didn’t it? My filters are set where SPAM never makes it to my posts online but I see them in the folder before I delete them all. Most of the time they are in a different language all together and I do not take time to translate… I don’t care enough to know what they say. 😉

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  3. ghostmmnc

    That video was so funny! I’ve never been tempted to open any spam, but some can be very odd. One I got mentioned that I was not very active on posting things and they could help. haha I guess posting several times a day isn’t very much…to them?

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