June 23, 2006

It’s Raining Spam.

Despite my best efforts to stop it, I still get a lot of automated spam sent to me through my website. Spam for things like online gambling, pharmaceuticals, plane tickets, steroids and other anatomy enhancing items, and, of course, porn. Some of it is really obviously spam, with tons of links to other websites. Others are spam masquerading as actual feedback. It’ll say something like “Nice site“, but with contain links to other websites just like any other spam. I have to at least take a glance at everything so I can check to see which messages are spam and which are not. But recently I’ve gotten a few that are not really spam in the traditional sense, but aren’t really trying very hard to sell anything either! These are quite confusing, but funny. Here are two.

This one had a link to a discount airfare site, but I think their marketing approach leaves much to be desired.

I’ve just been sitting around waiting for something to happen. I haven’t gotten much done lately. More or less nothing noteworthy happening these days. Oh well. It’s not important. I haven’t been up to anything.
Wow! That really makes me want to buy some cheap plane tickets from you! Really!

And this one is just plain weird. The only link it contained was to It doesn’t seem like automated spam at all, but it couldn’t possibly have come from a real person!

Your site is very informative, interesting and a certain daily visit for critical weather information. Thank you.
Umm, you’re welcome, I think. I put a lot of work into my site so that a wide variety of people will find something useful here, but I had no idea that critical weather information was on the menu! What a pleasant surprise that I am able to offer something so specialized when I never had any intention of doing so. Well, with that in mind, this weekend’s forecast calls for the sky to turn black as giant drops of electrified blue goo fall from jagged clouds. Bring an umbrella.



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