Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Spam sandwiches

Some bloggers have been posting about the amount of spam they get. Some get horrendous amounts, and others get very few. I get some but I am not swamped with them. Mostly I am mildly irritated by them, sometimes they annoy me, and a few of them are even a source of amusement given the utter claptrap they spurt forth.

Blogger seems to pick up a lot and dump them into the spam box before I even see them. Most days a few get through and I have to manually zap them into the box myself. I don't just delete them I keep them stored for future reference, or future laughs, ha ha, you gotta laugh at some of them. At the latest count I have 1236 comments stored there. I have decided to share a few with you, incase you are not getting your full quota, I would hate you to feel left out, ha ha.

Spammers pretend to be your friend, they usually pick out a post which is at least a year old, they think you won't notice if they sneak an advert in there for their own blog or web site. Blogs and web sites are moving closer together, so it is sometimes difficult to know which is which. If you look on Money Saving Expert forum, in the Earn Extra Income topic, there are long threads where people discuss ways of earning money from blogs. People think all they have to do is to start a blog, put a few adverts on, and wait for the money to come rolling in. They forget that you need to add interesting content to draw the readers in, and they soon lose interest when there is no dosh forthcoming. Some of the hardy ones try every trick to get their blog address out there, spending hours spamming other blogs. Another type of spammer are those who are paid to send spam, they are working for a company.

Anyway, what has dropped into my box. Here's a good one.

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Good laugh innit? What the heck does it mean? A load of claptrap.

Hello, you used to write fantastic, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track! come on! Also see my web site.
Cheeky beggar, now go and take a running jump.

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Well if that's all you've got to say for yourself, you can blog off!

Howdy I am so thrilled I found your web site, I really found you by mistake, while I was researching on Bing for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don't have time to go through it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the excellent work. My webpage
Cut the crap, I don't believe a word of what you say.

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Thanks. But the last time I looked I didn't have a *****

Hello there, There's no doubt that your website could be having internet browser compatibility issues. When I take a look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it's got some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Other than that, excellent blog! Here is my page
I suggest you go to Specsavers, you need some new glasses.

It's a shame you don't have a donate button! I'd definitely donate to this fantastic blog! I suppose for now i'll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will talk about this site with my Facebook group. Chat soon! Feel free to visit my weblog
I don't expect my readers to pay me. This is a free blog. Still waiting for your chat.

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It's loading slow because I write it slow, now buzz off.  

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The post was 'making a meal for less than £1'. How the heck could anyone not understand that!  

I was wondering if you ever considered changing the page layout of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better? Here is my page
Damn cheek. Go and crawl into a hole, you little worm.

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Gawd, that's laying it on a bit thick, I think I'm going to throw up. I don't need any encouragement thank you, and my evenings are always nice.

To sum up, a lot of the spammers come back over and over again, they copy and paste the same comment on the same blog post, many times. The most recent comments are getting more and more friendly as they try to convince you that you are their best friend. No longer is it enough to say 'I like your blog, come and look at mine'. If any spammers are reading this, I don't respond to advertisements, so spam off. All genuine readers and followers, and real bloggers, who visit will always be welcome, I know who you are and appreciate your comments. Lots of lurv. Ilona XXX

27 comments:

  1. Spammers must believe that we are as stupid and gullible as they are!
    I once had one saying they loved my recipes and that they would be perfect for a French website.
    I'm (alomost) fat free vegan... butter and cream loaded French cooking???
    Jane x

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    1. Tee hee hee...I didn't mean to type "alo" most...but if it works, hey!
      Jane x

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  2. Could you please send me the link to capsules for hindrance to male health system? Not that I need them at the moment, but you just never know. :-)

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    1. Now how did I guess that you would respond with that request, ha ha. Naughty boy.

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  3. An amusing post Ilona. Those spammers do like to try it on don't they!
    However i don't do that so if you would just like to visit my website...... (:
    Ruth x

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  4. Eurgh, I get a fair few myself. They're starting to get more frequent though and it's getting more annoying!! I refuse to add those silly Capture letters and numbers in order for people to leave a comment though, those things are even worse! Most of the time I can't even see the numbers as they're just a blurry smear!

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  5. I will read all these when I can put on my glasses. Right now, I am putting color on my hair. It's amazing that people who try to scam are not even using proper English since they are not fluent in the English language. Right! I am going to go to your site when it looks like it comes from a scammer. Sometimes the most mundane subject is targeted on my blog and the scammer sounds positively orgasmic over the post.

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  6. Oh my, I was planning on starting a blog next year but maybe not. I still have to figure out what and how to do it, I am not a natural with a computer. much better with a spade and fork and a whizz with a knife and fork.

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  7. a lot of the spam is automated, so they have software that just send out mass blog comments hoping a few would stick. I get about 60 a day. they are good for a chuckle :)

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  8. Wish I had a blog now- it looks a lot of fun!

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  9. No-one's commented on my own erection!!!! x

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  10. Enjoyed your responses to those fools Ilona!

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  11. Lovely post Ilona. Down-to-earth common sense sprinkled with humour as usual. You should write a post on blogging for beginners. Keep up the good work. :-)

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  12. Just read back over a few months of your blog - I love some of your ideas, and I think sometimes we were separated at birth!!! We did London very very cheaply, staying on the outskirts in a travel inn (150.00 for 2 people for 4 nights) I can't wait to do it again.

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  13. I only started getting spam comments a couple of months ago but I've had loads now and they've all been on the same blog post from nearly a year ago. I can't imagine what good they think putting their link on my little blog will do - and they've all been picked up by Blogger anyway so don't see the light of day.

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  14. Arf! I get a few spam things (actually PEK is very cheap at Asda at the mo...)

    Could you just provide the email address for the male enhancement website.... not that I...er.. obviously....

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    1. Wouldn't have thought you needed that Mike, judging by the amount of forays you have in the hills with your lady companions, nudge nudge, ha ha.

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  15. I love your sense of humour :)

    Spammers are a big pain in the butt and there seems to be a lot of them lately!

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  16. Love this post, you made me smile! Have a great day :)
    Kim

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  17. Love your post. Caused a few chuckles. :)

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  18. I was looking forward to a post about Spam - I love Spam when it's on offer! x

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  19. Haha, they are so funny! The second one you posted is word for word the same as one I had. I love that they think they will get away with it.

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  20. Logged on this morning and deleted three spams, ha ha.

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  21. Nothing to do with the subject of this post but just wanted to thank you for sharing the link to the show last tango in halifax. ive been watching it and look forward to each new episode! :-) and as far as the spam...cant stand it myself...feel like they are something to be scraped off the bottom of my shoe! HA!

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    1. I should have thanked Ilona for the link too, I too have have caught up with back episodes online, and now have a series link to tape the rest on the TV. I've always loved Derek Jacobi's acting skills and since seeing him in this have had to go back and watch 'I Claudius' for the umpteenth time. So belatedly..........Thanks for that link Ilona, much appreciated. By the way, I've also caught up with a couple of the books By Max Hardcastle, the dales countryman series. Also quite enjoyable, so thanks for that too. Brrr! it's cold today, time for an extra cardy!!

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  22. I have only had a few spammers thus far on my blog, but I always send them over-polite responses and they usually get the hint.
    Good post Ilona.

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  23. Great post, Ilona. I recognised every one and can't believe how stupid and gullible spammers think we are. The only effect they have is probably the precise opposite to what is intended or hope for ... that is, my finger automatically reaches for the delete button. Elizabeth

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