Friday, August 31, 2012

Amusing Spam

I haven't used LiveJournal much this year (I set it up to mostly discuss my efforts to become a pro writer), except to occasionally read my friends' list. The few public posts -- all the newer posts have been Friends Only -- are being hit by spam comments this past month. Usually, I get one a month, if that, but lately, it's been a few a day. As I delete the comments, I also change the post to Friends Only, so the spambots have to hit earlier and earlier. They're back in the 2007 posts now.

Normally, the spam is the usual crap: all in Russian/Cyrillic, links for Viagra and other pharmaceuticals, crap like that. But this one amused me, so I thought I'd share. It's a comment, now deleted (all anonymous comments on my LJ are screened, in a queue awaiting my moderation), on a brief post where I bemoan the death of my router, how I'm stuck using AOL dialup (!), and wishing I didn't have work the next day. Here's the comment:
"I do agree with all of the concepts you've presented in your post. They're really convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too short for beginners. May you please lengthen them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post. 
You could definitely see your expertise in the work you write. The sector hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. All the time go after your heart. "Man is the measure of all things." by Protagoras. " "

Feeling: amused