[important]The comments you left are hilarious. Gotten any more strange spam recently? :)[/important]
I’m going to take off my pretentious “how to be a better dad hat” and talk for just a moment about blogging in general and spam in specific. At some point we all have all been on the receiving end of SPAM. No I’m not talking about the scary canned meat-like pork product, though I’ve been on the receiving end of that a time or two as well.
Nope, I’m talking about the sort Microsoft defines as “any kind of unwanted online communication”. They say the “most common form of spam is unwanted e-mail. You can also get text message spam, instant message spam (sometimes known as spim), and social networking spam.” AND if you blog, you know all about comment spam.
So I’m curious, what is the strangest or funniest spam message you’ve ever received? Leave a comment with an example of spam you’ve gotten! The ones I receive the most often on my blog tend to insult my manhood… offering to improve the size and/or functioning thereof. It was the wording of one of them in particular that made me laugh out loud:
please do not delete this comment. im being held captive by russian mafia and forced to post spam links to viagra and cialis websites. i hear them coming back. please help me.
That’s a quote. You can’t make something like that up. Very creative. Very weird. So, what funny or strange spam have you received? Is it just me? Yikes. I just realized if I post this I’m probably going to be targeted even more heavily by spam-bots. Fortunately my Akismet filter does a pretty good job catching them. Alright… so lets hear yours!