Today would have been a rather clever Top 10 Tuesday list, however that post will have to wait. It seems I have been super-spammed. I’m used to getting a fairly decent amount of fake comments and spam posts on this site. That is why I use various filters and require pre-approval for all comments that do get posted.
When I logged in just now to begin blogging, I discovered 58 comments that required approval. 58!! Since yesterday!! The bulk of them were from Nike Air, Coach handbags, Louis Vuitton, topical antibiotics, shoe brands, male enhancement drugs, and a few other companies I couldn’t even pronounce. As is usually the case, they were each written in very poor English. I have previously blogged on this matter and pasted a few of the funnier, incoherent comments for your entertainment. This time, one of them didn’t even bother with English. Each comment was written in Chinese symbols and was at least 3-4 paragraphs long PER POST!
The thing that really got under my skin this time was the insulting nature of a few of the Nike posts. Typically, the fake comments will include a lot of praise for your site, your writing style, graphics, and so forth. The Nike posts said that I was…and I quote…”boring” and that I needed to “step up” my “game” on here.
Really? You’re going to SPAM my site and then insult me, to boot? Wow. That’s a really effective marketing tool you’ve got there. This boring idiot is sold. I want to buy everything you’re selling. In fact, I can’t wait to be as successful as you one day so that I may electronically harass potential customers through verbal abuse and spam without any remorse.
[UPDATE: THIS ORIGINAL MESSAGE WAS POSTED ON TUESDAY. AS OF 9:15AM ON WEDNESDAY, THE AFOREMENTIONED BUSINESSES SPAMMED ME WITH 82 MORE BOGUS COMMENTS/ADVERTISEMENTS WRITTEN IN CHINESE. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES THAT I MARK SAID MESSAGES AS SPAM,THEY CONTINUE TO COME THROUGH. HOW DO THESE COMPANIES GET AWAY WITH BEING SUCH PECKERHEADS?]