Spammers sending mixed messages

I’ve mentioned before that I get a lot of spam in the comments on this blog, but luckily due to filters very little gets through (and I’ve only had one false positive in a year, thankyouverymuch). But I still have to check to see what got caught in my spam filter every couple days to make sure nothing important got blocked, so I have to at least skim all the messages.

There are three varieties of spam: The kind that is about 2000 words long and contains only links, the kind that unabashedly advertises what it is selling, and the kind that tries to sneak under the radar by including ostensibly relevant text with a single link to the site it’s pushing. The latter is the most interesting, because I find it entertaining to watch trends in the sort of text they contain.

For a while now, they’ve just been short comments like “I completely agree” or “keep up the good work.” Apparently, though, those were too polite and not typical enough of the sort of text you usually find on the internet. Only today I received an onslaught of comments apparently written by a clinically depressed spammer:

“I’ve just been letting everything pass me by lately. Maybe tomorrow. Today was a complete loss, but that’s how it is. Eh. Oh well.

I’ve just been staying at home doing nothing, but pfft. Today was a total loss, but oh well. I’ve pretty much been doing nothing worth mentioning.

More or less nothing seems worth thinking about. Not much on my mind today. Today was a total loss. My mind is like a bunch of nothing, but maybe tomorrow. So it goes. I just don’t have much to say recently, but whatever.”

Clearly mixed messages, because the user name attached to this comment was “Big Tits.”

Of course, this is nothing compared to the time I got literally thousands of e-mail spams from characters of Greek mythology.

NOTE: I only now realize that this post is probably going to attract a lot of confused Googlers looking for big tits. If that’s how you wound up here, I make no apologies. ~ Andrew

9 thoughts on “Spammers sending mixed messages

  1. Another P.S.:

    I just found this wonderful spam username: fjords landforms buy sell.

    “What do you mean you don’t own your own fjord?! Come on Arthur, we’re going!”
    “Why?”
    “Mr. Johnson here doesn’t have his own fjord!”
    “Really?! Why on earth not?

    …and so on.

  2. Wow. I never knew that it was such a legitimate problem…at least not with a place with such low traffic. At least it has produced a couple good stories.

  3. Actually, I’ve found Google as a substandard engine for searches like ‘big tits’.

    It’s just as useless when you search ‘naughty ankles’. Only four pages of links? For shame.

    Of course, by Andrew’s reckoning, people searching for ‘naughty ankles’ will also be accidentally referred to this site. Double darn.

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