Fake but effusive

This “comment” landed in the spam trap, probably for a high Insincerity Score:

Man, talk about a fantastic post! I?ve stumbled across your blog a few times within the past, but I usually forgot to bookmark it. But not again! Thanks for posting the way you do, I genuinely appreciate seeing someone who actually has a viewpoint and isn?t really just bringing back up crap like nearly all other writers today. Keep it up!

Question marks in place of apostrophes don’t delight me either. And I’m being sincere when I say so.


  1. Charles Pergiel »

    5 November 2010 · 9:34 pm

    I see a lot of web pages with gooble-de-gook for punctuation. I suspect it’s somebodies font and/or language settings. I’d like to know what caused these typographic errors.

  2. CGHill »

    5 November 2010 · 9:43 pm

    Most of the ones I see come from discrepancies between UTF-8 and ISO 8859-1 character encoding. You might even see some here on the old Movable Type posts, since they used ISO 8859-1, and WordPress insists on UTF-8.

  3. John Salmon »

    6 November 2010 · 12:17 pm

    What a fantastic post!

  4. fillyjonk »

    7 November 2010 · 3:25 pm

    Some days it feels like the only “praise” I get comes from spammers. That is not a good feeling.

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