Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Open Letter: Dear Spambots . . .

Dear Spambots,

How are you? I trust you're feeling well and that your mother recovered from her knee surgery without complication.

I'm contacting you today on an entirely unrelated matter. You see, as of late, you've been trying extra hard to leave comments on my blog. You know the kind I mean ... I helped with your college paper, you have some enhancement products to sell me, you want me to enlist for your prescription drug program, you have some money for me ... well, guess what. It's not working. We've talked about this, you and I. You know I don't allow unsolicited advertisements on my blog.

I have comment moderation. That means that anything you want to post has to come through me. And I'm not allowing it. Now, I do realize that I'm just one on a list of many. I know that you go through thousands upon thousands of addresses a day. But you know what - more of us are rising up in rebellion. More of us are taking a stand and taking control of our blogs. No longer do we have to let just anyone leave a comment. When you come on our blogs, you're coming onto our turf. And our turf is getting tough.

So go your way, little spambots. Waste your time no longer.

This blog is a no-Viagra, no-dead-uncle-from-Haiti, no-amazing-scholarship, no-prescription-drug, no-porn site. In addition, if I think you're just being snarky, I'll delete those comments, too. Except for if it's me being snarky ... but again, the point is, this is my blog.

7 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

I sure hope I've never sounded snarky! Okay, who am I kidding. I'm always snarky. It's just easier to fake online. ;)

And I'm with you. Down with spambots!

Rebecca said...

Ah yes, I had one of those the other day. But it was a pointless spambot, the reason for its spambottery wasn't apparent.

Very snarky post. Love it.

Keith Fisher said...

good for you. I still think I had the best idea. we need a button we can push, causing an electrical feedback that seeks out the human. The one responsible for the spam attacks,and sends the chage through his/her fingertips and electrocutes them.

Angie said...

Isn't that the worst business model ever? Let's annoy potential to death. I mean, really, what are they thinking??? The scary thing is it must work or they wouldn't be doing it. Anyway, I can see why you are turning on moderation.

Jen said...

I've been getting p*rn spam written in Chinese lately. All in Chinese except one word.

C.L. Beck, author of Mormon Mishaps said...

Yup, let's all stand together and outsmart the spammers! And their little bots.

Comment moderation takes care of it, for sure.

Karlene said...

I've noticed a huge influx of spammers too. Not on my main blog, but on my Twilight sites. Weird.

I like Keith's idea. Does that mean I'm bad?

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