Fucking Spam!

Unlike some folks that are ridiculously obsessed with such things, I spend absolutely no time whatsoever monitoring or analyzing the site statistics for this little soapbox, let alone bothering to figure out ingeniously clever ways to SEO “optimize” them. Chalk it up to laziness, indifference, lack of monetary incentive, or whatever.

That said, I do however try to keep a reasonably close watch on the comments and part of that involves dealing with spam because, every once in a while, there are “false-positives” (0.06% to be precise); i.e., legitimate comments that inadvertently end up in quarantine and need to be manually dealt with.

So here’s an amazing statistic that accidentally came to my attention today while routinely cleaning out my spam box… In the last six months, the number of spam “comments” that have been posted on this site was:

68,087

Wow. That’s a whole lot of worthless, annoying bullshit.

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2 responses to “Fucking Spam!

  1. ASME

    Gees! Perhaps the hope is if you have too much spam, your computer will crash and you’ll have to call someone in to repair it.

  2. I really don’t understand the spam “business model” at all, especially when it comes to polluting the comments area of blogs with their pathetic rubbish. Presumably, it’s based on the notion that:

    1) the blogger won’t have installed a filter to automatically screen out 99% of it; and

    2) some infinitesimally small number of people will be dumb and/or curious enough to click on information about the poster of whatever the inane, obviously robotic, completely irrelevant non-sequitur of a comment is and will then be taken to a highly dubious website that could potentially compromise their system with viral malware of some kind.

    Spam is just evil, stupid and completely pointless on every conceivable level.

    Here’s a typical robo-spam: “You understand therefore considerably relating to this subject, produced me in my view believe it from numerous various angles. Its like men and women are not fascinated unless it is something to do with Lady gaga! Your individual stuffs excellent. All the time take care of it up!”

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