Passive aggressive spam

I was just checking my spam filter, as I occasionally do, to be sure that I haven’t overlooked some real people making real comments. Some of these bots are getting to be nearly indistinguishable from real people if you weren’t really paying attention to the URL attached to the comment and weren’t that great at English to begin with. But sometimes they’re just a work of passive aggressive art, and I thought you’d get a kick out of the best specimen or two.

I haven’t checked in here for some time because I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend :)

I love how I “deserve” their attention now that I’m no longer boring.

Exactly. I imagine it is. Very good stuff, I agree totally.

Exactly what “it” is this spammer is agreeing totally with, I have no idea. But they think I’m dumb enough to approve their comment so they can link to a spammer directory.

The one below that was a comment telling me that Apple was much preferable to the Zune… which Microsoft killed how long ago??

And in the “flattery will get you nowhere, especially when you make no sense” category:

Im a huge fan already, man. Youve accomplished a brilliant job generating positive that people have an understanding of where youre coming from. And let me let you know, I get it. Excellent stuff and I cant wait to read extra of one’s blogs. What youve got to say is significant and needs to be read.

And, of all things, a new one is trying to tell me they posted certain posts on Reddit! Really?

By the way, the new version of WordPress has a nice preview feature when you hover over a URL in the spam filter, so you don’t have to click on the link and worry about infecting your computer with a virus or something. VERY nice feature, WP!

2 thoughts on “Passive aggressive spam

  1. “Passive Agressive Spam” was enough to make me laugh out loud!!! I keep getting emails from people in Africa who have just inherited a gazillion dollars and all they need is my bank account number to collect. Either that, or I’m a long lost descendant of some obscure royal family.

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