|On a Lighter Note
||[Oct. 30th, 2011|12:11 pm]
Or, why flattery does not get you everywhere but only to the spam bucket and the chute leading down from it to the bit-bin incinerator.
Today's first up, posted to a Paksworld blog's post "Nose to the Grindstone" (way, way, WAY back in the Paksworld blog's history.)
"This web site is certainly relatively helpful given that I’m with the second producing a web floral site – though I’m only beginning out as a result it is genuinely relatively tiny, practically nothing similar to this web site. Can hyperlink to some in the posts right here because they are fairly. Many thanks considerably." (originator is iphone spam)
I don't actually think a blog about a fantasy world has anything to do with a "web floral site", but OK, glad to help, goodbye.
Posted to the post "Old Age and Treachery" (not as far back as the first):
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and from same source, posted comment to a different original post:
"Enjoyed reading this, very good stuff, thankyou"
If a private hosting service--provided that's what the reference really leads to--is engaging in old age and treachery, I'm sorry, world, I didn't mean to teach them anything.
Posted as comment to "Holidays and Religious Celebrations" was this from "dailycashclub.net":
"Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is magnificent, let alone the content!"
Daily Cash Club felt it necessary to try again to the same post with:
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Actually, I'm rather glad I have never come across all of you....even though it's my life's passion to have people leaping for gladness after they read something I wrote. But anyone who thinks the details of a fantasy world's religious celebrations help with real-life "intimidating cases" kind of spooks me.
Of course, some aren't flattering: Canadian viagra said of "Cover!":
"You should make the title of the post more related to the content, besides that I like your blog."
The content of the post titled "Cover!" was a picture of the cover. Sigh. I do TRY to keep them all happy. Perhaps should have titled it "Picture of Cover!"?? Or maybe Canadian viagra should lay off the little blue pills and lower his testosterone level?
At least "Giant twist comfort cs" was happy with the blog:
"You designed some decent points there. I looked more than the internet for your concern and discovered a lot of people will go along with together along with your internet site."
Yes, besides people leaping for gladness after reading it, what I want is "a lot of people will go along together" with it. I never ever want to have anyone disagreeing with me, for goshsakes.
There were 128 of these little darlings (well, some were in Cyrillic, some weren't either flattering or scolding, just dull) this morning. Thanks be for Akismet, which found them, rolled them up for me, and has just delivered them to the bit bin. The number of true blue definitely absolutely spam that I get every day explains why anything that ends up in the spam bucket gets dumped, usually without even glancing at it. There's no time. On a heavy spam day I might have to prowl through 1000 spam messages to find the one that fell in there accidentally. (There's not only the Paksworld blog spam bucket, but the ones for two other WordPress blogs and the one at SFF.net, the one for my other email account, and the spam that slides right on through and shows up in spite of spam blockers.)