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    Spammer With A Sense Of Humor

    Spammer With A Sense Of Humor

    Spamming in comments has become a problem. It takes time, since the spammer has to have one of the required i.d.’s, has to fill in the form, and then the code to submit.

    Nonetheless, every day I have to delete at least several spam comments from the queue. Usually these comments are hawking links to other websites that sell something.

    But this is a first. A spammer with a sense of humor? Or just desperate? [link to website disabled in quote]:

    Rinkesh has left a new comment on your post “IRS The New Health Care Enforcer“:

    Howdy, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any assistance is very much appreciated. coughing up blood

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    I'm not a spammer; I've commented here before. I just wanted to tell everyone here who may be interested in going to Glen Beck's 8/28 Restoring Honor Rally in DC, that you can still find rides on buses. Check out this map for a bus near you.

    Not sure if you're big enough or comment-oriented enough for it to work, but I recall that, at least when I visited the site, little green footballs would only allow registrations during brief windows.

    Well, if one must be spammed, let one be spammed with sympathy.


    That wasn't spam. Wikipedia (yeah, yeah, I know. it works for something like this though) defines spam as:

    "Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. "

    This wasn't a bulk message sent indiscriminately. It seems to me it was merely a note posted in the wrong place. Fine for removal, but identifying it as spam is a mistake.

    I get a ton of spam on my WordPress blog, but I use the Akismet plug-in to get rid of most of it. (I don't think there is a similar counterpart for Blogger blogs.) This looks to me like something that Akismet would automatically reject.

    Comment spamming can be posted manually as well as automatically, though it usually is done automatically these days. People look for places to promote some commercial enterprise in an inappropriate manner.

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