Don’t walk behind me

2 August 2006


Not too many spam comments make it past Spam Karma, and those that do are mostly trapped in the moderated comments section. So they aren’t out there bothering you readers[1] but every now and then I have to delete a load, or confirm they are spam. For some reason this happens more over on Susan Hated Literature, and normally, if it does occur, there will be 5 or 6 on the same post. And then the following day the same, or similar ones on a different post. It doesn’t bother me, not any more.

But I have been amused to see a recent trend develop. Not the random segments of words, though that can throw up some interesting phrases, but the fact that more and more the messages seem to start off with an apology. “Sorry for this” or “I’m sorry ;( ” or “I don’t want to but”

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usIt must be forced spammage, don’t you think? Somewhere, out there a group of poor unwilling spammers must sit, surfing and typing away with evil terrorist types holding guns to their heads. It makes me very sad. So it does.

I wonder, do they have targets to meet. Must make spam appear of X amount of sites or the spamorists will shoot my toe off. Must get Y incoming links or the spamorists will kneecap me?

Still doesn’t make me feel in the slightest bit guilty[2] as I hit that “Spam” button and prevent that comment on how great my site is, and don’t I want to get some terrific new ringtones from appearing.


  1. lucky you, I mean who wants to read about popping pills and shagging birds…
  2. fx: shifty eyes didn’t say it made me happy either did I?

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12 Responses

  1. Alan says:

    My favourite spam commment read as follows:

    "Your site appears to have been heavily hit by spam."

    Whoever thought up this one was a genius. Metaphysical spam!

  2. heather anne says:

    I hate spam worse than almost anything in the world! Hi ya, Fence!

  3. scrapnqueen says:

    Spamorists! I love it!

  4. anne says:

    "What are they on?"
    I suspect the very same evil spamorists also force their little slaves to try the drugs they are so effectively advertising.

  5. Fence says:

    Metaphysical spam Alan? Nice one.

    Hey Heather Anne. Spam is pretty bad, but look at all the amusement we get out of it :)

    Why thank you scrapnqueen, whom I almost didn't recognise till I moused over and spotted your url :)

    Anne, drug-pushers too?! Won't someone think of the children!

  6. Carl V. says:

    Apologetic Spam…the worst kind!

  7. NineMoons says:

    We like to push the pram-a-lot.

  8. Fence says:

    Well if they meant their "sorry" then I wouldn't mind, but it is really hypocritical spam which is the worst kind.

    Tis is a silly place NM.

  9. NineMoons says:

    Tis. Let's not go there.

  10. Fence says:

    But then where shall we go? I don't want to end up meeting a strange Enchanter, not to mention a weird dude asking riddles, or indeed get involved in a big old battle before being arrested. I think silliness would be preferable, no?

  11. NineMoons says:

    Perhaps the Lego version?

  12. Fence says:

    ooooooh. Yes. Lets all go. right now.