Once in a while, the spam trap will garner something like this:
“Thank you for this invaluable information. I have been looking for a way out of my loveless marriage. Now I know what to do. Before there was never any opportunity for me to escape this relationship, now because of Ashley Madison, I have an outlet.”
Which was utterly irrelevant to the post for which it was intended, but no surprise there. Ashley Madison, incidentally, is a dating service for people already in a relationship.
I was updating some subsidiary sites to WordPress 3.1.2 yesterday and found a treasure trove of glowing crap in one of them. A few samples:
“This is often what I am looking for. This is what I ask value. The information provided right here is usually to the best. I need to say you must have put in your time in putting all these material collectively. They are relevant to your theme. I will recommend this to any or all and also to all of my acquaintances. I am going to come back here to experiment the quantity of give good results. Thank you for making these happen.”
“Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people consider worries that they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect, people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks.”
“Stumbled on your web site through Delicious. You already know I am subscribing to your rss.”
And this one was particularly irksome:
“Hello! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!”
Anybody who can’t find a captcha plugin will need a third hand to locate his posterior.
Then again, I’m probably doing better than the person in that old country song:
I might as well give up this blogging
There are days when I can’t give a damn
I can’t post ’cause my brain won’t stop fogging
And the comments I get are all spam
Okay, it’s not that old. (I’d identify the source, but, you know, protected tweets.)