Every once in a while I decide to read what kinds of spam comments are being filtered out, and some of them make me laugh. For the most part, they’re completely nonsensical and random and clearly not related to the content of the blog, like this one:
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I mean, was that supposed to even have a meaning? These must be practically randomly generated words, but if you’re going to go through the trouble to make an automated spam program, can’t you at least fix your word selection criteria to make halfway recognizable sentences? I particularly like the second “sentence.”
But every now and then it looks like somebody might actually be searching for specific content or choosing the content of their spam post based on keywords on the page. This one made me laugh the other day:
) Cats have a distinct preference for running water. My eldest cat
is on a vet prescription diet (brand withheld, this example is dry food).
It is possible to teach your cat how to walk on a leash, and then he will be roaming outside
So yes, my blog looks like it might be about cats. I thank this spam-generator for the random facts about the creatures I adore … And I’m very well aware that cats prefer running water—Tux races me into the bathroom so he can talk me into turning on the sink. But I question how putting him on a leash would let him “roam” outside safely… Frankly, that’s not really roaming anymore, if you’re restricted to your person. And what on earth is with the leading ‘)’ at the beginning?
Short post, I know, but I just had to share these two. Do you have any interesting spam worth sharing with the world?