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Why, thank you, spammers!

Monday, Sep 29, 2014

* Via my Akismet spam filter (which over the years has blocked 9.8 million spam comments on this blog alone, and yet charges no fee, prompting me to wonder who or what is behind it and why… but I digress) comes this gem from “vedic maths tricks”…

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I was researching on Yahoo for somethingg else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to
saay cheers for a fantastic post and a all round interdsting
blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added
in your RSS feeds, so when I ave timme I will
be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the superb work.

Yes, my 2004 design is so ancien that it’s once again become très chic. Cheers.

* Here’s “Nathan”…

I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.

nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following.

unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

That was either written by a bot or by a Colorado resident.

* From a spammer with the handle “”…

Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
The reason I ask is because your design and style
seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to

I use WordPress. Thanks for asking. And thanks for appreciating our unique sense of style. Yep, we’re definitely the avant-garde of the blog world.

* And from “velour”…

Howdy! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 4!
Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward
to all your posts! Carry on the superb work!

I actually know that guy. He’s a state worker.

* The above Akimsmet-blocked spam posts all occurred during an hour and a half period Sunday evening, along with eleven others, most of which looked like this one from “fifa 15 coins”…

fifa 15 coins…

What is that guy?…

I’m not sure how to answer that one.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - MrJM (@MisterJayEm) - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 9:12 am:

    fifa 15 coins… What is that guy?…

    Sepp Blatter?

    - MrJM

  2. - Nearly Normal - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 9:16 am:

    Getting weird out there on the intertubes.

  3. - Thunder Fred - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 9:17 am:

    The count of blocked spam would double if the filters would catch Oswego Willy.

  4. - Mighty M. Mouse - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 9:20 am:

    Say waaa?

  5. - Joan P. - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 9:25 am:

    Wow! “velour” has an iPhone 4? He is so ahead of the rest of us.

  6. - The Historian - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 9:25 am:

    “Colorado resident”?? I thought Rich was pro-legalization, & now he’s gone all Maureen Dowd…

  7. - Anonymous - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 10:01 am:

    yes,it even blocks mark twain quotes

  8. - Ghost - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 10:26 am:

    i did not write the first two! perhaps my typing is just as avante garde….

  9. - And I Approved This Message - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 10:48 am:

    I’m thinking one or more of those posters is also a Nigerian Prince looking for help getting money out of the country.

  10. - Formerly Known As... - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 10:55 am:

    Rich, you apparently fail to appreciate the fact that you are now the Andy Warhol of the blogverse.

    == interdsting == stylish == you command get got an nervousness == unique == What is that guy? ==

    So cutting-edge, people don’t even know how to react.

  11. - OldSmoky2 - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 12:02 pm:

    Interesting, Rich, and here’s your answer on who’s behind Akismet and why: “The founder of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg, created Akismet so that his mother could blog in safety. He was the sole developer until recently. The name was suggested by Matt’s sister Charleen.” It’s licensed as free software under the GNU General Public License.

  12. - Rich Miller - Monday, Sep 29, 14 @ 12:36 pm:

    === And thanks for appreciating our unique sense of style===

    The original version of this post, written last night, continued that thought with: “We’re kinda like Doug Finke meets Louis Vuitton.” I thought that was hilarious last night. Laughed myself silly. Less so this morning. So it was cut.

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