Mr Speaker

Spam, my friend.

Hi there could I allusion some of the perceptiveness from this participant if I minister to a relation help to your site?

I just deleted 18,311 pending comments that had been submitted to this blog. 99.99% were spam, but 0.01% were real comments from real people, so I had to vet them one at a time. And I had to read a lot of spam.

Until now I'd turned a blind eye to the burgeoning mountain of crap - mostly because I'm extremely lazy - but also because at some point I thought it would be interesting to "write" a book about them. You see, individually they cause me pain... but en masse they give me great joy.

Some of them are nice:

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Some of them are very nice:

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Some of them are very very nice:

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It's not all roses though, some of them are quite critical:

  • Lol, looks like the owner is a bit self-absorbed, huh?
  • I am bored stiff of this, should you trash my own site and even blog one more point in time I most certainly will complain of yourself!
  • The subsequent time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I imply, I know it was my option to learn, however I actually thought youd have one thing attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you would fix in the event you werent too busy in search of attention.
  • What a crap. How can you call it a blog. Change the style, so it will be a bit better

Some of them are just looking for tech tips:

  • For some cause the picture is just not loading correctly, is presently there an issue?
  • I use Firefox and your website seems to hijack keyboard shortcuts (arrows, PgUp/PgDown). This frustrates me.
  • Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't appear. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again.

And some are just, odd:

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  • I enjoy you because of your whole hard work on this site. Kate takes pleasure in conducting internet research and it’s really obvious why. I learn all of the powerful way you make very important tips and tricks on the web site and in addition improve response from other ones on the theme plus our own princess has been discovering so much. Take advantage of the rest of the year. You’re the one conducting a pretty cool job.

Such wordsmith-ery! The plan was to collate the cream of the 18,311-strong crop into an ebook and put it on Amazon for 99c. But I'd never be able to track down the original authors to share the wealth with them, so I just deleted the entire archive instead.

"What a crap". That's my favourite.


  1. Aha! Can’t believe you made it to read all those comments!

    You should consider using some filtering comment services :)

    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm | Permalink
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    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 3:03 am | Permalink
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