It’s hot out. Really, really hot. And coupled with studying for the MI bar exam, I don’t exactly jump at the idea of sitting in front of a computer and writing. So there’s my excuse for the blog’s ‘lameness’ lately. But relax, there are some good things coming, I promise. I’ll certainly have a slew of misplays from this weekend’s gauntlet of M13 Prereleases, and I’ve got a couple interview videos in the editor as we speak, and some articles on random magic things too, including one bomb-diggity-dog project I’ve been working on that I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading about.
In the mean time, sit back and enjoy some insight into the World of Blogging – spam monitoring. You wouldn’t believe how much stupid spam gets caught through the comments filter. Most are just silly penis enlarger and “singles finder” website links, but often some real gems find their way here. Check these out, and I’ll have something more worthy for your reading time next week.
After pouring through about 80 spam messages received since the start of BMP.com in January, I’ve been able to sort them out into seven categories, and have shared my favorite in each category below.
Spam Type #1: The ass-kisser
(some really long randomly generated email address) said: That is the correct blog for anybody who desires to find out about this topic. You understand a lot its nearly laborious to argue with you (not that I truly would want…HaHa). You undoubtedly put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, simply great!
This spam nailed it right on the nail. Don’t argue with me!
Spam Type #2: Huh?
“Beau River” wrote: allah y3afik i prefer the fwaregh to the kruch but if you don’t like them, well be it. have a nice evening
Not sure if that was a religious statement or someone just smashing their head on the keyboard.
Spam Type #3: I didn’t realize I had written about that
“Maryln Trinkle” wrote: Thanks for expressing your ideas. The one thing is that learners have a choice between federal government student loan as well as a private student loan where its easier to select student loan debt consolidation reduction than with the federal education loan.
That’s good information I guess, but where the hell did I use the words “education” or “loans” on this entire site? How does this possibly relate to Magic?
Spam Type #4: Language of Lost a Translation
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This is by far the most common type of spam. They almost look like actual sentences! All your base are belong to us.
Spam Type #5: Seems legit, but the name gave it away
“Medical Assistant Resume Examples” said: Heya this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding experience so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Spam Type #6: The friendly spammer
“Halley Hollner” wrote: How’s things?, I love site simply a observation that I was getting immediately sent straight towards the home-page when I looked at this internal web page; It looks like a web browser hi-jack as well, I’m not too absolutely sure but imagined you might be aware of it. Take care
Things are good, thanks for asking! Hope things are good for you in bot-land!
Spam Type #7: Made up problems
“Swtor Guide” (seems legit) wrote: I don’t know if it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing problems with your site. It looks like some of the text on your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too? This could be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before. Thanks
If the words are running off the screen you better go and catch them! (Swtor = Star Wars the Old Republic, btw.)
I’ve saved the best for last. This spam fits no category and was truly different from the rest.
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This was posted to the Lingo List page. Magic Slang saves lives, folks.