It’s amazing what you catch in the lint blog filter. I scan the spam file regularly to ensure no real comments get lost in the wash. In the five years since I started working with blogs (my own and those of others) the spam-bots have come a long way. On occasion, the digital Pinocchios almost sound like real boys.
Until you put their comments in context.
Cases in point:
A comment on “A Roaming Gnome Gathers No Moss” – letting me know that the commenter “learned a lot from this post.” Really? Apparently the Gnomepocalypse is closer than we anticipated. Get your shovels ready.
Another gem: “Very interesting, well researched post.” A compliment … except when posted in response to “Embracing The Inner Blonde,” the entry where I mentioned needing to look up the Japanese word for shuriken.
Nice try, spammers, but not today. Please take your dice, your purple pills and your photos of Things-Which-Shall-Not-Be-Named and crawl back to the webs from whence you came.