Is it my imagination, or are there a lot more spammers these days?
I’m not talking about the semi illiterate spammers who just post some crap, where they obviously haven’t read a word I have written – the “You’re blog is exceptional! I’ll check back soon to learn more” type of shite.
I’m talking about apparently reasonable comments, where someone has actually read my pearls of wisdom and has made an attempt to make a logical response. On second reading though these little gems have two fatal flaws. They add sweet fuck all to the conversation, and they always link back to some sort of commercial site.
I found a few of these awaiting my approval today. One is a perfect example where he comments on yesterday’s rant – “Looking great guys! But why all the swearing in the comments? hmmmm” Now this chap has obviously noticed that the comments are a little on the flowery side [and what comments here aren’t? Keep ‘em coming, and the flowerier the better] and has had the fucking gall to chastise us. In my opinion, modern society invites and deserves salty language simply because it is so fucking frustrating and idiotic. It would drive a saint to swear.
Another difference about this comment is that he uses his own name. This is not from “Villa Rental Bali” or even from “Free Game Cracks and Key Generators” [presumably of the well known Key Generator clan?]. Oh no. This is from Danny. But his link points to his web site which is promoting his designs or something.
It has taken me quite a few years of blood sweat and tears to get this site to a point where a few people actually read it, so I am sorry Danny, but you ain’t getting a free ride on the back of my labours. And that goes for Hans and Trevor too who are both eagerly waiting in my moderation place to advertise their insurance and squishy pillow sites. I don’t even know what a fucking squishy pillow is, and nor do I want to, so I am certainly not going to advertise it.
So if you want to comment here, feel free. If your link points to a [*holds nose*] “blog” [*yech*] then I have no problem with that, but if you want to promote your business, leave the link out, or else fuck off.
This post is based on fact. All events are copied and pasted from my current spam and moderation queues. Any resemblance to any person, living or dead is purely intentional.
Some spammers were severely hurt in the writing of this piece.