I’d rather drink toxic sludge than have to deal with spam again!
My blog got hit by spam, within a few hours I had received over 200 spam comments that link to two specific sites selling ‘supposedly legit’ merchandise. So instead of a relaxing Saturday afternoon I spent most of the morning deleting this crap. I totally hate word verification for comments, so instead I’ve got comment moderation on – which is a total pain in the ass, but I really don’t want this to happen again :(
So I’m pretty cranky right now, and I really want to rant – tried to explain to hubs why I was so growly, but he doesn’t blog and the most he knows about spam is that I yell at him when he turns his email spam filter off :P
I think the biggest issue I have with spam is that logically it wouldn’t be such a problem after all these years if they weren’t getting results, right? So who are these people that click on spam comments and buy stuff from companies/people/sites that use this type of marketing? Common sense tells me that the hundreds of emails sitting in my junk mail folder advertising magic penis enlarging potions and female sex drive supplements are not exactly something I would buy online, let alone put into my body!
And when I see links to websites telling me I can buy top of the line brand name clothing for a quarter of the original price, it’s obvious that they’re imposters – ya know the mega awesome $300 Nike shoes that look just like the real thing but actually have a .0003% angle modification on the trademarked Nike swoosh *sigh* It makes me feel bad to think this, but honestly in my opinion the people who respond to spam are probably worse than the spammers themselves. Seriously if you want to wear the latest fashion trend but can’t afford it, suck it up and get over yourself. That sparkly looking bling you wear might look like the real thing, but honey if it leaves that gross looking green gunk on your skin you just look like a skank who got ripped off.
Okay, I think I feel better now :)
That’s the last you’ll hear of me complaining about spam and the suckers who fall for it. So a big f*ck you to all the spammers out there!
And I refuse to give their sites any more traffic by including text that could lead to their names, so I quickly photo-shopped up a graphic to let you know which sites were linked to in all the spam comments I had to delete – let’s do what we can to avoid supporting sites like these and their disgusting marketing tactics.
Now onto things that make smile: like big stacks of books, Poppets reading, and Modest Mouse!
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