I truly do not understand spammers. I don’t know what they get out of it or how it’s a worthwhile vocation. Surely there are other things one can do that pays more and isn’t as mind-numbing.
At my day job, we’re constantly swatting spammers, who seem to know how to stay one step ahead of the system. We batten down the hatches in one area, and they strike another. To quote Jack Byrnes in “Meet the Parents,” I picture them like an unstoppable rebel force eating away at all our hard work.
Thankfully, I have my own unstoppable force here on MomJovi.com — the genius product that is Akismet (just don’t ask me to pronounce it — I say it differently every time).
I love logging into the plug-in and zapping all the suckers that got caught up in it. It brings me joy. But yesterday, I was just annoyed. When I logged in, there were 63 spam comments! What’s up, yo? That’s about a month’s worth of legitimate comments for me.
At first, I was annoyed as I sat there checking boxes of spam comments to kill. But then this caught my eye:
Now, clearly I’ll accept any and all forms of flattery — even ironically misspelled types.
But then I started to realize that a) maybe I really am awesome and b) these spammers just may have a sense of humor:
@TheGreatAskini nailed it and said I should promote the fact that: “People don’t hate my site.” I was tired of “I may be the kid’s roadie but I still like to rock” tagline anyway. “People don’t hate my site” really has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?
So as I started rolling the new tagline around in my head, I found what could be the greatest spam comment of all time:
What’s the best worst spam comment you’ve ever received on your blog? Any personal favorites?