While the cat’s away the spammers will play, I guess. Fortunately I don’t get a lot of spam comments, usually fewer than 10 a week, but since I haven’t been able to spend as much time online they sort of pile up a bit and I had quite a few to delete this morning. Since the spammers post without actually reading this site many of the spam comments are quite funny. I got one on one of my “Quotes From Here and There” posts saying that it was a wonderful article and they really appreciated the information but it was too short and could I please make the article longer.
And then there was this comment from someone apparently trying to sell perfume: Certainly like your website but you have to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth nevertheless I will definitely come back again. Spelling issues? Me? I know I’m not perfect so there might be a spelling error here and there but “rife with spelling issues”? I’m usually the one complaining about the spelling on other sites.
I know these people never actually visit this site, never see the posts they’re “commenting on”, but sometimes I really wish I could talk back to them. I want to tell them how obvious it is that they never read my site and how silly their comments look. But then, other times I just want to tie them up and break their fingers one a time.
UPDATE: Sometimes, when I am feeling a bit mischievous, I leave the “nice” spam comments and just remove the URL. I just got one today that says “You are a very skilled blogger.” Heh.