Fun with Spam – Let’s Discuss

June 10, 2016 Let's Discuss, Spam 56

Fun-with-Spam

Ah, the dreaded spam comments … we all know them well.

Now, for the most part, my spam filter catches all these bad boys so that I never even have to set eyes on them. But the other day one slipped through the cracks and reading it just made me … laugh! It reminded me of the fun I had featuring spam on my blog once when I was a newbie blogger. (I called the post Spam-a-Lot – click on the link for even more fun spam!).

So, I decided to take a peek into the abyss of the Spam folder to find a few gems and imagine … what if I was really going to reply to these random crazy comments? Take a look at what I might say.

(The first one is the message that made it through my spam filter.)

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Do you ever read your spam? Does it make you laugh? Remember any crazy spam comments? I want to know!

56 Responses to “Fun with Spam – Let’s Discuss”

  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Lol, I love spam comments. For several weeks, someone spammed everything I posted with links to a mattress store. The person was very concerned about my health and thought that my current mattress must not be meeting all of my mattress needs. I know I’m a weirdo, but I don’t think I can blame my mattress for that. 🙂

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  2. Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA

    Oh my gosh Nicole, u didn’t know you touched a LOT of internet people! LMAO

    I still see my spam. Mostly because all i get are viagra links.. (like I need it? Well, I guess Ezrah is a male name, so…). But every once in a while, I’d get funny spam messages. From giving me tips kn how to write or like yours, how my writing really helped them in their day to day lives.. 😂

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  3. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    Ahahahaha! You’ve made me want to dig into my spam folder and feature the funniest ones on my blog too! I must not have known you back when you did stuff like this as a feature, I don’t think I remember that^^ Spam comments are annoying sometimes but some of them are so bad and random that they’re hilarious XD Thanks for sharing these, I needed a laugh today! ♥

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I’ve only done it one other time. I’ve been meaning to do it again over the years, and the message that made it through my spam filter reminded me. The whole touching all the internet people thing had me laughing, and I knew it was time to go check out the spam folder! Feel free to do a post like this yourself – I could use a few more laughs!

  4. Lory

    Thanks for a Friday afternoon chuckle, I was in need of one! I recently installed a plugin (WP Bruiser) that seems to have eliminated spam comments altogether, but I admit I kind of miss perusing those bizarre mashups of nonsense once in a while.

  5. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Oh my goodness, it’s like you read my mind with this post. Sometimes I do look at my spam, and I’m always thinking, does anyone else ever actually read their spam comments? Because they’re so weird sometimes that it’s funny. And what even is the point of some of them? Like, I don’t even know what they’re trying to accomplish or sell me lol.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yeah, some of them are just so strange, that you can’t understand them at all. And I find myself thinking the same thing – do these actually ever WORK? I mean, are some people randomly clicking on these links they leave? Because it seems like such utter nonsense, I can’t imagine anyone ever being fooled. (But they can be fun to read!)

  6. Kaja

    These are great, Nicole! 😀

    I used to read my spam before I got Disqus, now nothing gets through it. I just checked the “all comments” section on my dashboard and there’s nothing new in spam there. So Disqus seems to be doing its job. 🙂 I’ll never understand why people take the time to create spam bots to crawl people’s blogs – there are SO MANY other things they could be doing with their lives… *sigh*

  7. Michelle

    Hahaha! Yes, I sometimes read my spam and it is pretty much the along the same lines of what you’ve received here. It always makes me crack up. I especially like the ones that thank me for the great information on the topic when my post is an update on my reading list.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yes, in my last post on this, I split the spam into categories – Insulting, praising and just plain confusing. The praising ones are pretty funny because they’re often praising random things that weren’t even in your post. There was one that I didn’t include that said my audio music was the best they’d heard! Um, okay …

  8. Laura@125Pages

    I love the ridiculous spam I get. I have to wonder if they think anyone falls for it. I got these two today –

    You might need the service of babysitting in South West London over the
    weekend or for a few hours in a day. With a link to a website selling tires.

    Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo
    News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get
    there! Thanks. With a link to an adult themed website.

  9. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    BWHAHAH legitimately laughing out loud right now- because that is how I respond to these comments in my head! Actually, when one DOES get through, I respond to it because… why not? 😂 And how do I get the right necklace for MY activity? I mean, come on. Who doesn’t need a blogging necklace?

    And I’m going to assume you forgot about all the ummm “inappropriate” ones on purpose 😉

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Ha! Yes, it would have been even funnier if I’d allowed the one about touching the internet people to get through and just replied this way! Might have to do that next time! Spam provides great entertainment! And, yes, I left out QUITE a few spam messages – some of them with … um … interesting themes – and only chose my favorites. 🙂

  10. Laura

    This was hilarious! Especially how you apparently touched all the internet people! 🙂
    I’m seriously going to have to check out my spam folder now!

  11. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    Oh lol, Nicole! I have some spam comments that are too funny, too! Especially those that say something about my post helping them immensely, and it’s my stacking the shelves post 😀
    I’m very happy my spam filter is very strong, because it’s no fun if those kinds of comments actually make it out on the blog!
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading 🙂

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  12. Karen Blue

    This is hilarious! I hate spam and it rarely gets through. I can’t understand why all spam much be written by someone whose English is obviously 2nd language (or 3rd or 4th) and why it is so consistent. The only ones I have been getting lately link to generic bing, google, or yahoo sites. It doesn’t even seem like they are trying anymore.
    I love this post Nicole, nice retort!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I know, right? You think, “Do these people have any grasp of English at all? Do they realize how ridiculous their comments sound?” I guess they either don’t know or don’t care. I’m never sure if I should laugh or just be sad for these poor people doing this job! (Obviously, in this case I chose to laugh … hmmm … what does this say about me?) 🙂

  13. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Hilarious! These sound so familiar. Oh, right, I think I had some of those “visitors” too. I like the way you “responded.” Thanks for sharing.

  14. Lee @ Rally the Readers

    Hahaha- this is great! I’ve been pretty lucky with Blogger catching spam comments. When I do get them, they’re almost always the ones that tell me how I can improve the quality of my posts, so clearly I’m doing something wrong, LOLOL.

  15. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Omg this is hilarious.😂 I LOVE IT. And spam can be so nice and encouraging sometimes, can’t it? Kind spam. :’) I reeeeally hate the ones that are a jumble of Asian characters though. Ugh. I got bombarded with HUNDREDS of them once and they were all getting through the spam filter!! It was madness. I also had a spam that was all like “Oh this was such a great article, Susan”….and sheesh. WHO’S SUSAN??? 😂😂

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      That’s the worst when spam makes it through your filter and you have to deal with it. I didn’t mind getting ONE message that made me laugh, but I’d be annoyed if I got a ton of them.

      Might have to start calling you Susan now. 🙂

  16. Got My Book

    This is hilarious, just be careful clicking on spam. You never know what might happen. Unfortunately the few times I’ve had to delve into my spam folder looking for a missing email, most of the contents were vulgar to say the least.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yeah, these never make it to my actual email because my spam filter catches them – they’re just in my spam comment folder, which I can look at without fear of accidentally clicking on something. There were some vulgar ones too that I (obviously) skipped over – but I find way more vulgar stuff in my actual email spam than my comment spam for some reason.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Maybe your spam filter just doesn’t let you see them – I almost never get one that actually makes it through, but every once in a while one slips in. I had to actually look in my spam comment folder for most of these, otherwise I’d never see them. Much better that way – but every once in a while it’s fun to peek in the folder for a good laugh!

  17. Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books

    Hahahaha. This was so funny. I loved the gibberish one. I have never had any really interesting spam comments before. I just had the one where they called me a great human. Loved that. ha.

  18. Jen

    ROFL!!! I don’t think I have ever heard anyone use fastidious in a sentence before and the touching people comment uhhhh okay lol! But that last comment?! That’s a TAD BIT CREEPY!

    I don’t ever look at my spam comments, but we have laughed so ridiculous hard at things that appear in our “Search Engine Terms” – what people type in and then end up at our blog. 🙂

  19. Rachana @ Spun

    My blog is too small to get that much spam so when I do get a spam comment I can’t help reading it before hitting ‘delete!’ But *your* spam definitely made me laugh!! And your responses are so on point! (I’ve gotten a few of those comments about tools for producing unique content and I was always confused because I mostly blog about books?? So that’s just weird…but not as weird as those random made-up words above 😉

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  20. Curious Daisy

    I do read it. Most of the time it’s as funny as you showed. But sometimes it’s annoying. i need a better spam filter. which one do you use?

  21. Sue @ Crushingcinders

    LOL. I really needed a laugh this morning! Maybe I should start trying to be people too so I get more visitors. Maybe I’ll throw in a few brussels sprouts to cover all bases 🙂 I have to go through my spam regularly because it’s just too strict, but it’s going to be more fun from now on!

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