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Looks Like Your Page Was Heavily Hit By Spam – Yeah, Right, Spammer!

Among the recent, slowly dying down, recent spam attack, I find this comment spam:

Kim…

Looks like your page was heavily hit by spam…

Oh, please. Give me a break. It’s really cute to send this kind of nice spam message right after a massive comment spam attack. Do they really think we are that stupid as to allow this comment spam, which includes a link to a hosting site, to sit on our blogs? Do they think we’ll accept this as a friendly comment and ignore it? Oh, yes, a little comment spam comradery.

Well, yes, they do think we are that stupid. They think we are so stupid that we won’t take precautions and use the best tools out there to stop comment spam from wasting our time and our reader’s time. They think we are so dumb that we will allow such idiotic crap to clutter up our pages so they can earn page rank and probably some money down the line.

Do they really think we are that stupid?

Unfortunately, it’s our stupidity that they are counting on, as well as our ignorance. They count on it.

Let’s make sure we show them who is not stupid. Get your comment spam protection set up now. Let’s make them look stupid for a change.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted May 27, 2006 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Sometimes I think the purpose of spam is to find the ignorant, after all they are looking for that one-in-a-million sucker (spammers years ago could get about one ‘sale’ for every 100,000 emails sent out, now they only get one for every 1,000,000 due to spam prevention techniques). The 999,999 disinterested, annoyed, disgusted or offended ‘non-sales’ are just the step to that one sale. I think spammers, by definition, lean to the sociopathic. They cannot be interested in empathy or acknowledgement of disturbing anyone else’s life.

    Try not to take it personally ;’) It’s often said: “Resentments are like taking a poison and then waiting for your enemy to die…” Spammers don’t die, they mutate.

  2. Posted May 27, 2006 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    Lorelle, I don’t think they think. If I thought they thought, I would have thought, they would have thought of something else.
    The thought of leaving the thinking to a “thinking” machine is unthinkable to me.
    On a second thought ( or is it third ) they may have outsmarted you.
    Maybe the didn’t think you to be stupid, but clever enough to take their stupid spam as a seed for a blog post.

    Maybe they thought you would even include their message in the post ;)

    Waddaya think of that?

    AS always, good to read you!

    /Petit

  3. Posted June 4, 2006 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    Hey, Lorelle. Thanks for all the comment spam prevention resources — they should prove to be very useful! :)


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