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Funny Spam Comments

Updated on July 14, 2014

Some People Leave The Funniest Spam Comments

This is a collection of some of the funny spam comments that people have left on my guestbooks. Spam Comments are so annoying and frustrating, but they can also be really funny as well.

When it comes to Spam, few people like it, but it is a fact of life that in today's world if you have any web pages or even just an email address, you are going to receive spam comments at some point.

One of the problems is that there are programs and scripts that the spammers use to automagically post their comments to guestbooks, as well as to comment on published articles on people's blogs and forums.

It's hard to stop this, although the use of Captcha's has been quite successful, and spam filters like Akismet in Wordpress have been extremely successful in filtering spam comments on Wordpress based blogs, and sending them to a spam folder, where they await manual approval or deletion.

However this lens is not concerned with how to prevent spam and how to deal with it. This lens is a lighthearted look at some of the spam comments that we receive on our guestbooks and articles, and for us to wonder what on earth they were thinking. With a lot of spammers not being native speakers of the English language, the wording and grammar of some of the comments is often just hilarious.

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Why Do People Leave Spam Comments?

Is It Just To Annoy Us...

The purpose of leaving spam comments is of course that the sender hopes to leave a link back to a web site that they want to generate thousands of backlinks to, in the hope that this helps make it more popular in the search engines.

Their comments often contain heavy use of keywords, so that if the comments are approved and the pages that they show up on are listed in the search engines, there is a greater likelyhood of their own sites being ranked higher.

Fortunately for us, the spammers are for the most past not intelligent enough to create anything that can get past the spam filters, and so their efforts more often than not get wasted.

This is good for us, however sometimes genuine comments and emails also get trapped in the filters, so we ought to all check our spam folders weekly just to make sure that there is nothing genuine in there.

Blatant Spam

More Often Than Not This Is What You Find Posted To Your Guestbook Or Blog

This spammer is trying to sell car insurance, but it's pretty obvious that it's spam, because not only does my blog not have any articles that are about car insurance, the article they were commenting on was News From A Weird World.

Thanks for the ideas you have contributed here. On top of that, I believe there are several factors that really keep your automobile insurance premium down. One is, to take into consideration buying motors that are inside good listing of car insurance companies. Cars which can be expensive are usually more at risk of being snatched. Aside from that insurance coverage is also based on the value of the car, so the more pricey it is, then higher the actual premium you have to pay.

Spammer Asking For Help Via Comment

Does This Person Really Want You To Help Them?

I need your help with something. Yes I am sure you do, but the question that you are asking doesn't make sense, the article you commented on is C Is For Come Find Me, and the fact is that your linked website is trying to sell handbags.

My coder is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using Movable-type on numerous websites for about a year and am anxious about switching to another platform. I have heard good things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

Error On Your Blog

Are You Absolutely Sure Of That?

Another typical comment, this time promoting a Pet Store, notifies you that your blog will not load correctly. The article commented on in this case was Twitter Post Summary, and guess what browser I use? Firefox 4!

Good day! Great topic, but your blog doesn't load in FF4 beta. Can you help me out? Thank you. x Mickey

Here is another version of this. Sorry I couldn't reply, I was off on Safarri. If you have a problem on your end, best consult a doctor...

Your images are not showing up in Safarri browser, is this error on my end?

Pretty Pathetic If You Ask Me

In Some Cases You Question The Age And IQ Of The Spammer

In some cases the comments are so pathetic and childish as to warrant a quick snigger as you hit the delete key. Guess what this one was promoting...

Hello every1 awesome blog. btw if anyone wants to stream movies 4 free like 127 Hours click on my name see ya

Then We Have The Rude Ones

Unnecessary And Guess What?

Leave a ruide comment on a posting and guess what, chances of your comment getting approved went from slim to none down to something rather lower...

This sucks. Just my 2 cents.

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Can You Expand On That

Another One Selling Handbags

I seem to be getting a few of these lately, where the spammer asks for more information on something, but it's obviously spam. And before you ask - I didn't sneeze!

Great post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic? I'd be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Bless you!

What Does That Mean Exactly?

Learn Speak English Proper Like Wot I Do

Then you get the curious comments, polite but just weird. Just exactly what is a "rattling nice office", and why did you leave this comment on one of the images on my site? By the way - I'm not interested in your online banking site.

I like this web blog very much, It's a rattling nice office to read and find info

Sorry Wrong Code Type

Does Anyone Know The Difference Between HTML And BB Code?

Ah yes, the comments that contain pure gibberish, from the user name, text and also the domains. Oh how I wish I had the time to register domains that didn't mean anything. I guess all the decent words have gone already! And these spammers are so dumb, they use BB Code to embed their links instead of HTML, so it doesn't work. I changed the links by the way...

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Sweet!

So Sorry So Spammy...

I almost sobbed with laughter when I read your comment, and by the way, I'm not interested in Wholesale Jordans either...

Sweet posted! I have subbed to your blog.

Absolutely Amazing

It's Incredible What Coincidences You Find Online

Wow here is someone who has a blog that looks like mine. Well they had one that is - probably got deleted for spamming...

Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It's on a totally different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Great choice of colors!

Since my Wordpress blog uses a theme that I have heavily modified and customized, it's highly unlikely that theirs looked like mine, other than it might have had 3 columns.

Oh Look War And Peace

I Don't Want To Buy One Of Your Phony Watches Though

Moving right along from the extremely short comments to what can best be described as an excerpt from War And Peace. Well it's a long one, put it that way. It's also full of BB Code (so sorry links didn't display properly) and I munged them before pasting in here too. So sorry again - my finger slipped and hit the spam button...

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I think it was the Mens had up to get jojo bit that had me laughing the most. Does anyone in here speak fluent gibberish?

Can We Get The Translator Back In Here Please

More Meaningless Gibberish...

Some of these keyword stuffed comments are just absurd, but so easily recognizable as spam. You wonder why they bother, since they are just going to get trashed 99% of the time...

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I don't even care what this one was trying to sell me, and it was posted on one of my weekly Article Summary posts.

I Am More Talented Than I Thought

Look What I Went And Did Now!

Here is yet another bizarre comment that leaves a little to be desired when it comes to command of the English language. It did come complete with embedded links, but they got lost in the translation from my blog to the lens...

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I don't even care what this one was trying to sell me, and it was posted on one of my weekly Article Summary posts.

Is A Post A Day Not Good Enough For You?

Just Another Weird Comment

Some spammers seem to struggle with something to say, and so they end up saying something negative about the blog like they did here. So, is a new post every day not good enough for this person?

keep up the great work site. kinda like it! Could use frequent updates, but i am sure you got better things to do like

I wasn't interested in their Wholesale Wedding Dresses Ball Gowns either. You are correct, I do have better things to do, like hit the Spam button on your comment...

I Just Want To Reply To Ones Like These

Some Comments Are Just Begging For A Response

Don't you just love comments that sound stupid when you read them? This is a classic...

You Have some useful ideas! Maybe I should to consider doing this by my self

Yes I think you should do this by yourself. You are almost certainly going to be reading it by yourself as well...

Some More Excellent Examples

Fresh Spam Today...

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Complements Are Welcome

Well As Long As They Are Not Spam

I am not sure what this person was trying to tell me, but it sounded like he enjoyed his visit to my blog:

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How about trying to translate this for me:

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Mega Complements

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Should I be proud of myself for getting this comment?

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Another nice complement, however the person who left it is advertising a Reverse Phone Number Lookup site:

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Oh Dear More Bizarre Stuff

Translator Needed In Aisle Five...

Sometimes the commenter leaves me wondering as to the state of their sanity.

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That comment was actually left on an image that I had uploaded about the New Forest. The person who left it had "mental health" as part of their email address. Should I be concerned?

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This is actually rather disturbing, since it was left on an article about Cadbury's Chocolate Easter Eggs.

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    • DashingMane profile image

      DashingMane 3 years ago

      Oh this was hilarious - absolutely hilarious. If they were spambots I don't see how the coders thought they could ever fool anyone. If I started talking in detail about a certain Monty Python sketch would it count as a spam comment :p

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      test-blogger 3 years ago

      Hahaha..good one. Found this lens on twitter.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Spammers is everywhere, but don't worry squidoo will kick them soon.

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      Old Navy Guy 3 years ago

      Hahahaha....fun squid on spammers. Thanks

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      wjlambert lm 4 years ago

      This is great. I love it. I was searching through Squidoo to find who wrote about funny spam comments and I've found it. I literally just got the most eloquent spam comment ever on my WP blog. It was hard at first to find the revealing phrase that proved it to be spam. You've got some great ones too. Thanks for the laughs.

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      Interesting page. CHECK THIS OUT xx.www.squidoo/how-not-to-get-a-comment-approved-on-poddy-funny-spam-comments-page

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Lemonade out of lemons. I love it.

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      PapaKork 5 years ago

      Funny stuff! I hate spam too. I had a good laugh reading this lens though!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Just back to spam your funny spam comment section.

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      FashionMommy 5 years ago

      We all hate spam, except the ones that come in a can, and I think it's great that you can find humor in situations like this. I had a good laugh.

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Spamming will be impossible to stop. So you have a good attitude to just fing humor in it.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Just fluttering over to shower a little love once again on this article. It seems to disappear about every 3 months and needs to be sprinkled once again ;)

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      RaintreeAnnie 5 years ago from UK

      If you can laugh at spam, it certainly makes the deleting of it a more bearable task! You have a great sense of humour and shown that spam really can be useful for a good laugh every so often :)

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      JanezKranjski 5 years ago

      I get comments like this on my blogs almost daily. Luckily I use askimet that makes sure that most of this comments end up in spam folder.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I'm thinking one could do an entire comedy routine based on the variety of spammy comments. You've certainly featured some of the funniest ones.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      unwanted email and calls are a nightmare, most spam you can spot a mile away but its always better to be safe then sorry.

      Nice list.. made me chuckle

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Haha... This is incredible stuff (or should I say incredulous stuff!?). You have a good load of patience and oodles of humor to cover it in a lens! SPAM can be fun too! :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This was a delight to read. I think everyone shares your feelings on spam.

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      Spikey64 5 years ago

      My delete button gets a lot of exercise once a week after I have laughed at the badly written comments of course.

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      Spikey64 5 years ago

      After reading your lens my attitude to spam has changed from annoyance to pleasure. Knowing that I get a laugh out of the spammers wasted efforts makes these comments more bearable.

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Oh, my, you really made my day. I never thought spam could be such good source of laughter. If the word spam really comes from Monty Python's Flying Circus it probably can't be too serious... Good choice of funny stuff. Cheers!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Incredible stuff. I would think you were making it up, except I've had similar spam. Really goofy stuff.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      One can find themselves laughing hysterically or looking puzzled after some spam comments I have seen through the years. Great lens!

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      Andy 5 years ago from London, England

      Great lens. Spam is so annoying. Even with aggressive spam filtering I still seem to get a lot, which really annoys me, although apparently I have just inherited several million dollars, so I'm really happy: all I have to do is give my bank details and it's mine to collect.

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      irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

      I have seven active e-mails to keep a couple of them free from spam. The others are constantly full of the irritating stuff.

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      orpaz191 5 years ago

      I made a mistake having an email that can't handle spam. I get tons of it.

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      mountainstevo 5 years ago

      I get tons of spam on my blogs too! Almost to the point I don't want to accept comments anymore.

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      rewards4life info 5 years ago

      Brilliant they are so funny although some do leave you wondering what is on the other end!?!? Spam is so annoying but you have taken a very humorous approach to dealing with it, I'll be coming back to see what new revelations your avid readers are posting. I was going to offer some amazing deals on some watches but I see you already have a supplier. ;) Very funny lens.

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      termit_bronx 5 years ago

      Haha, these are great! Thanks for sharing Tony!

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      PaulosDK 5 years ago

      Haha, great lens well done and thanks!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Excellent work. You know what is real fun? Strip all the HTML out and leave only the comments. Then the moron just leaves you a nice lens comment, LOL! Gotta love those Squidoo filters.

      Thanks for posting as I've felt like one nutcase was stalking me and spamming. If I ever meet him in RL, he'd better be wearing those running shoes. :)

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      Really enjoyed this funny spam jokes page - It's been a good afternoon with lots of laughter :)

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      Lenskeeper 5 years ago

      I HATE spam comments. The funny thing is that if someone left halfway intelligent comments, I would approve them even if they had their keywords in them!

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      Hate these spam comments! Funny ones for sure here. Blessed on my bus trip!

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      Chazz 5 years ago from New York

      This is hilarious, Tony. Did you ever try pasting something into babelfish, translating into another language and then taking the translation and pasting that in and re-translating it back into English? You get a lot of funny stuff that looks a lot like some of these comments. Thanks for the chuckles. Blessed on the Squid Angel Labor Day Bus Tour.

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Thanks, Tony, for sharing your positive way of looking at something that annoys all of us! :) I usually grumble a few frustrating words, then delete, but maybe I need to look at these as a humor break in my day. Do spammers really think that their unintelligent dribble will make someone want to visit their site? They could have the most perfect product in the world, but if they leave me spam, I won't have anything to do with it.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Lol...definitely seen more than a few of these Poddy. Great article and certainly was good for a chuckle this morning.

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      katiecolette 5 years ago

      I find spam comments soooo annoying. I think they must be using some sort of a software - because I often get the same spam comments from the same person 2-3 times in a row, on the same post.

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      SaraLynn LM 5 years ago

      Some of your gibberish spam had me rofl. I have hired people to write for some of my websites at times.. and a few have submitted stuff that read quite a bit like some of your spam comments. Makes you wonder what the heck they were trying to say ?? Kind of sad really.. that some people's minds are such a mangled mess.

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      GrowWear 5 years ago

      Heavens to Murgatroyd and bless Akismet! Just think, these people are right now writing get-rich-quick ebooks.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Oh my GOD!! I have a site that gets a fair amount of spam like that... just some crazies trying to sell electronics or some crap.. and on my other site one time I had like 500 comments from one guy... and that site didn't have an easy way to get rid of it.. so I had to go and delete each one!!!! I have had a couple spammy comments on Squidoo.. but not much, thank God!

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

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      Jackie Block 6 years ago from SE Michigan

      Very funny, thanks for sharing examples of these "awful"ly hilarious commenters. I only seem to attract the Ugg Spammers with long lists of Ugg products. Very boring and annoying.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @TonyPayne: Thanks so much, I am sure you're right. I finally invested in Askimet last night, seems to be well worth the five bucks a month in my opinion.

      Thanks for the response, and funny shares....glad to have found you here.

      Much Success To You!

      Pam

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @anonymous: Hi Pam,

      Those are definitely spam comments!

      I have been getting lots like that on my blog: All sorts of compliments and is it Wordpress? What Theme are you using, I can't Subscribe, the RSS Feed isn't working... They just want to get a response and have you approve their comment.

      Once approved, the spam filter is less likely to spam their next one(s), so if you aren't careful you will have hundreds of spam comments automatically approved.

      If in doubt - assume it's spam...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @TonyPayne: That was some funny stuff, I am new to blogging while learning this Internet marketing crap. Ugh

      It is insane the amount of spam I get, geez. I actually found your post because I am trying to figure out whether my last two comments are spam.

      I have two blogs, and I got a comment on both from two different IP's, each with a different site, however both comments were very similar saying this; "great blog but having trouble with the RSS feed, anyone else notice this?"

      That's it....of course I was going to check on my WordPress right away but opened the second email from the other site and something told me this has to be some sort of new and "safe" spam for them to get their link in.

      Just curious if anyone else has had this sneaky back door approach or if maybe I really have an issue with both sites RSS feed. That would SUCK! lol

      Thanks

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      dbzfreak lm 6 years ago

      Without spam, there will be no such thing as a funny comment. My favorite spam i ever saw are

      "i sit in the corner of the room pretending to be a radish" and "is it wrong this gave me a boner" and finally "it's over 9000!!!!!!!!!"

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      RuthCoffee 6 years ago

      Ugh, yes I've received many of these. Love the totally off topic ones and the "incomprehesible, agrammatical, kinda, sorta English" ones. Lately my most frequent ones come from a particular cell phone maker that posts as if they are providing a positive customer review for said cell phone. But to the tune of about 90% of my total traffic to a given page. They swear it's just honest testimonials...uh, don't think so. Some of the pages they post on are so far down in searches, these customers would had to have spent hours finding the page.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @Lee Hansen: I agree, those 1-star ratings were a bad thing. I like the way that things are going. I do the same as you and manually approve everything. Fortunately I am managing to keep on top of things these days.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I hate spam, both the food and the action. Great lens Tony!

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      Hey, Tony, Sp*m ain't just Ham in a can? JK. I have all comments on lenses, blogs, websites shielded by form inputs and manual approvals. It takes more time, but I don't want to have that junk on my pages. Besides, I'd miss out on all the entertainment if they were set to post automatically. Funny and helpful lens. I also use WOT and recommend it highly. I also check that sp*mmers aren't in there posting bogus negatives on my creative content pages. Oh, and I am so glad those 1 -star ratings went by the wayside for Squidoo ages ago, aren't you?

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      Debbie 6 years ago from England

      It makes me laugh when I'm sat next to you as you open your email... "Oh look who wrote to me today..." Then you proceed to read the whole junky mail to me LOL!! Good idea for a lens :)

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      rorymullen lm 6 years ago

      I am truly amazed on how many people are leaving BS comments. I have currently not received any Spam comments but give it time.

      Is their certain articles that get spammed more then others. How about the articles with the most views?

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Fantastic collection of spam, and great explanations for what it is doing there. Funny stuff here. Blessed. Please add a link to one of the plexos on my humor angel lens.

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      You have quite a collection! I have a WP blog I haven't posted on in probably a year, but every single day I get spam comments. I don't even look at them anymore. I know there's gotta be a way to just disable comments, but I couldn't find that option.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Hi! i am glad you have this down the earth approach. Yes spamming is part of our cyber culture at this point, it has so many forms and variations... but we all already have the nose to make a difference between what is spam and what is not.

      The way I fight for spammers is simple:

      1) on all my blogs because they are designed with Wordpress on my domain... AKISMET is doing a great job, I really don't need more, but I always take care of what I put in me settings.

      2) On Squidoo, sometime I approve messages, sometime I don't nut I take the liberty to delete them

      3) and I always laught

      Regards

      Michey

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is why I finally disabled commenting altogether on all my WP blogs - and got rid of all but two although I may be putting a few back up. Maybe it's worth it for the laughs! Thanks for the giggles and have a nice Squid Angel blessing.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      These are toooooo funny! Thank goodness for Akismet!

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @LoKackl: I maybe ought to clarify that these spam comments are all from my blog, not my lenses, and I leave them all as spam, so they don't actually appear on the blog. The non-complimentary ones are far and few between, and the ones listed here were left by spammers.

      On my lenses I ALWAYS strip out html in comments. It doesn't stop someone from leaving an address, but there is no need for them to leave html code in the body of a comment ever.

      Sometimes people have trouble leaving comments on a lens guestbook, and then they show up twice. I only allow one of them, and drop the other, because you don't need 2 comments the same.

      Hope that clarifies things a bit.

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      LoKackl 6 years ago

      Do you leave up the ones that are complimentary BUT repeated/copied in a gazillion of your other lenses? I started "stripping out html" on comments to limit spam, but I hate having to prevent good lensmasters from linking in that way if they want.

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      Bambi Watson 6 years ago

      Thanks jihad! ~ funny stuff & exactly why I got rid of all of my WP blogs & sites ~ Blessed >*

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Yep, sometimes you just have to laugh. Well done!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Great Lens!...I hate the SPAM, and also the spam messages through Squidoo by asking stupid questions, the first time I answered thinking it was a young person...not after that when I got more stupid questions, none related to the lenses.

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      mivvy 6 years ago

      Loved it!

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      mryachts 6 years ago

      We have a saying in Lancashire (U.K.) there's nowt so queer as folk. Translated into English, it means, people do the stupidest things. Your lens is living proof. Enjoyed it.

      Mick aka mryachts

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      My filters usually catch the spam but i have amused myself often by reading them.

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      Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Some of these look very familiar, Tony, with just some of the wording changed. What's great with Wordpress is that you can go in and change the comment and edit the links, so you can point them wherever you like LOL!

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      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

      @KarenHC: And I broke the "unbreakable rule" when I said I rarely get spam comments on my Squidoo lenses -- just got one. Not particularly funny, or I'd share it here :-0 But it didn't really fit the subject of my lens -- it was quite a stretch for him to try to make the comment fit the lens subject.

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      ratetea 6 years ago

      This is such a great idea, and creative, to share all these insane comments. I have a bunch of blogs and other sites that allow comments, and although spam is annoying, it often makes me laugh too, especially when it's so awkwardly blatant.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Interesting lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      I get a lot of spam in my email's but that's about it. I don't do blogs so i am safe there, but some of the thing's here are very abvious, other's not so much, to me anyway. I think i have to start reading more.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @joanhall: I guess it must be worthwhile still, and the problem is that for every site that gets blacklisted, another 10 appear. Some of these people have hundreds and hundreds of domains, and many are based in China. Lots have bad reputations, sell fake goods, or the money is taken and no goods ever arrive.

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      Joan Hall 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      @MargoPArrowsmith: I wonder, Margo, whether these folks actually sell a significant amount stuff by using these tactics, or whether they themselves are the suckers who have bought into some get-rich-quick-on-the-internet plan and are going to end up with nothing.

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      Joan Hall 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Wow! I've never gotten one where a spammer tried to insult me at the same time they were spamming me! That was so precious!

      The other thing that I've gotten a lot of is spam trackbacks. I guess they think I'll feel flattered because they linked to me from their spammy blog?

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Lol at "Oh Look War And Peace ": I get these spam comments frequently, like if don't see it's spam after 1 sentence.... Funny page, and a great way to see the positive in negative stuff.

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      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

      This gave me a good laugh this morning :-) I rarely get spam comments on my Squidoo lenses, but one of my blogs used to get bizarre comments until I disabled the commenting feature.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Good for you, having a sense of humor about this.

      However, I hear that there are actually people who have given banking information to Nigerian princes so some people may actually get people to buy handbags from this 'marketing technique' lol

      Thanks for the laugh and this will carry through for me as I read these things.

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