Hello, hey, and hi everyone!
In today’s post I was originally going to be recounting my friends’, my friend’s family’s, and my second day in the Great Smoky Mountains.
But then I decided to do something that is not that: address the increasingly strange spam comments I’ve been getting on my posts.
So what’s the deal with these spam comments?
I knew that when I started this blog, there would inevitably be spam bots trying to attack my website via the comments section, or whatever it is that spam bots do.
What I didn’t know, however, is what those spam comments would look like.
I am at a disadvantage here because I don’t have any real traffic on this site (yet!) and subsequently, no real people are commenting on my posts. As a result, I am desperate for these comments to be from real people, and some of them do a pretty good job of tricking me by sounding like legit, real life humans!
Aww a compliment! it’s really too bad they couldn’t come up with a name more convincing that “n95 mask”
Thankfully, the Askimet antispam plugin filters these tricksters out before the hack into my IP address or whatever.
Most of the time, though, I can tell which comments are spam because they either: a) contain a grotesque number of skeezy-looking links, b) compliment the content of the post without actually addressing anything in the post, c) are trying to sell me viagra, or d) trying to sell me “100% free and legal CBD oil !!!!!”
Super insightful, thanks robots!
But lately, these guys crossed the line. These hooligans have been trying to appeal to my pathos by INSULTING my super-amazing writing skillz, and let me tell ya, I am not taking this lying down!
The nerve of these guys! feat. example ‘C’ from above
So if you’re reading this spam bots: I don’t believe you, my writing is fantastic, I’m not checking out your stupid malware-filled links, and your comments are going right into the garbage can.
Anyways, if you’re waiting for me to get to the point, there is none. Sorry.
I just get a kick out of all of these spam comments and wanted to share them with you. I’ll also add more screenshots of them to this post if I get any funny ones later.
But never fear, I will be patiently awaiting the day that I get my first ever real comment from a real life person.
Until then, see ya!