So last week I posted some examples of spam where the spambot was allegedly seeking advice about various things, such as blogging platforms, AOL, and sex toy manufacturers. This week I’m back with a somewhat related category of spam, in which the spambot either claims that there’s something wrong with your site which they beseech you to fix, or else tries to make it sound like they are totally hip to today’s technology and so are you. Unfortunately, it seems like spambots don’t get updated regularly, and so these sorts of comments are often hilariously out of date. To wit:
The astute reader may have noticed by now that some posts seem to attract more spam than others. On this blog, I get tons of attempted spam on the “gest revyoo of marley and me” post. I don’t really know why, but I would suspect it has something to do with “Marley and Me” being in the title, as this was a popular book and movie, and there’s not much point in putting your spam on a post that nobody’s going to StumbleUpon, right? Although of course they still do it, because when you throw spaghetti at the wall, it doesn’t stay on the plate.
Tune in next week for the next installment of Spamcommentology, when we delve into another common category of spam comments: Praise and Insults!