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Run a blog and want to be cheered up? Check your comment spam

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If you run a blog and happen to have one of those days when you just don’t feel appreciated, we know what will cheer you up. Go check your comment spam.

No, seriously.

We use WordPress for this blog, and the vast majority of all comment spam is thankfully sorted away automagically. However, we haven’t cleared the spam archive in a while, and going through it the other day we were struck by the sheer amount of lavish praise it contains.

Praise! Lots of it! For us!

At some point spammers must have noticed that one way to get through the spam approval process was to appeal to every blogger’s vanity.

Go ahead, look through your comment spam. You’ll feel great. Here are people (uh, bots) who really understand you. There will be an abundance of comments mentioning how brilliant, fascinating, intelligent and just plain old great you and your blog posts are.

You can’t go wrong. Search your spam for “love your blog” and you’re likely to get pages of praise:

blog comment spam

Not to mention how many people are enormously impressed by your blog. At least according to this search for “impressed”:

blog comment spam

It doesn’t end there. Search for “fascinating,” “intelligent” and other flattering adjectives, and you’ll get lots of hits. Heck, we’ll even take the praise when the sender (uhm, bot) seems a bit confused, like this comment:

You have the absolute coolest physics blog ever. The only thing is, I don’t understand the high level of physics this is talking about. I find it fascinating though.

Yes, that blog post about web browsers was very heavy on the physics… But thanks. Really appreciate the kind words.

We never thought we’d say this, but spam has its upsides. Especially since we’re sure someone will soon tell us how intelligent, fascinating and brilliant this post is… ;)

Image credit: Spam wall courtesy of Freezelight.



12 comments
MDRiazUddin
MDRiazUddin

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Gregory Ciotti
Gregory Ciotti

Ha, so true! I remember my first WordPress site, I didn't have Akismet installed and I thought I was just getting a ton of poorly worded comments. In all seriousness, check out the Growmap Anti-Spambot plugin, people have to check a box to leave a comment, definitely reduces their amount. Also use WP-Optimize to clear them out quickly!

Asigurari Locuinte
Asigurari Locuinte

Your site is really very cool, and this post was excellent, informative, and great! You are a fantastic person. Haha

Marvs
Marvs

I'm on Blogger, I'm not getting any spam comments so far, probably coz my traffic is not that high. But I have the captcha activated for the antispam coz I dont moderate comments =)

Mats Karlström
Mats Karlström

I really, really love your blog! I'm both impressed and fascinated by the intelligence show here. The coolest blog ever :D THe only blog able to compete must be mine *lol*

Pingdom
Pingdom

@Mats, you probably get your fair share of these kinds of comments as well. :)

Ben @ Spam Comment
Ben @ Spam Comment

I've noticed plenty of crazy spam comments, so much so that I started a blog dedicated to them. There are loads of silly comments out there.

Pingdom
Pingdom

@Ben, haha! You'll definitely have a ton of material. :)

Michael Cunningham
Michael Cunningham

Your site is really very cool, and this post was excellent, informative, and great! You are a fantastic person. Haha

Pingdom
Pingdom

Excellent, Michael! Finally someone who understands our brilliance! ;)

Jean-Luc
Jean-Luc

check the antispambot plugin, it's really efficient

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