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On a Lighter Note [Oct. 30th, 2011|12:11 pm]
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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):

"Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Very helpful info particularly the last part :) I care for such info much. I was looking for this certain info for a very long time."  source "availhosting.com" (private hosting service.)

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:

"I simply desired to thank you very much all over again. I’m not certain what I could possibly have taken care of in the absence of these tricks shown by you concerning this area. Certainly was a very intimidating case for me personally, however , witnessing this well-written manner you handled that forced me to leap with gladness. Now i am grateful for your help and in addition sincerely hope you find out what a powerful job your are getting into teaching people today by way of your webpage. Most likely you have never come across all of us."

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.)  


[User Picture]From: alicephilippa
2011-10-30 06:46 pm (UTC)
Our nature reserve wordpress site gets a good few spams and they too just get binned without looking at them. Life is too short to worry about the odd non-spam that ends up in the bit bucket.
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[User Picture]From: dr_phil_physics
2011-10-30 08:04 pm (UTC)
I spent some time cleaning up some spam on my blog last night -- I could leave it alone as LJ had already sequestered it, but it is interesting to see how spamming tech changes over time.

On the other hand, my university email account gets creamed by spammers and their expensive spam filter lets too many through.

Sensitive soul that I am, I do get pissed at blogspam on posts with: Christmas short stories, Memorial Day short stories and December 7th/9-11 remembrances...

Some people have no taste -- and bad business models.

Dr. Phil
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[User Picture]From: blueeowyn
2011-10-31 01:12 pm (UTC)
My personal favorite was the day that the university where I work announced new Spam Management. The "Emergency Alert" ended up in the Junk Mail folder, the "I am on line and want to talk to you", 2 Viagra, 2 "I have $ for you, give me your info", and 3 Cyrillic messages made it to my inbox (and yes, they were clearly spam from the subject).

My defunct personal account at the university (they shut off the email through that system 2 years ago but it still forwards) is getting Face Book things.
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2011-10-30 11:12 pm (UTC)
Tricksy spam is atrocious, but at least that kind is good for a laugh. Witnessing this well-written manner you handled that forced me to lol with gladness.
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[User Picture]From: redvixen
2011-10-30 11:29 pm (UTC)
What? No leaping? For shame....
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2011-10-31 10:52 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kengr
2011-10-31 12:11 am (UTC)
I've got my own domain. And besides hosting several websites for myself and friends, I host a couple of mailing lists.

The lists are set up so you have to be subscribed to post. Attempts by non-subscribers get forwarded to the owner-[list name] address. Which means I get to sort thru them. Most are spam. Some of it pretty stupid. A few are replies to cross posts or legit posts to the list from the wrong address (the perils of multiple email addresses)

Fortunately this stuff doesn't take *too* long to sort thru.

The real fun is the "catch all" address. This is something a domain owner can set up so that any mail to an email addrsss not associated with a user account goes to a special address where you can download it.

I mostly use it so I can supply unique email addresses to all the sites that insist you give them an address. I've had to notify a few of them when suddenly I started getting spam for the address associated with their site. Even got an apology and a (small) cash credit from one.

But I've discovered that there's an *insane* amount of spam to addresses that are (deliberate?) manglings of valid addresses.

Say I have a user with the address: zorro@example.com.

I get spam for:

And sometimes there will be a letter or two added. Oddly, those never seem to generated the truncated follow-ons the normal addresses do, which is why I think it's deliberate mangling, not accidental.

Spammers are a plague.
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[User Picture]From: satyapriya
2011-10-31 03:03 am (UTC)
I am leaping with gladness at your writing. :)
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-10-31 05:09 am (UTC)
My joy is now complete....
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[User Picture]From: gotica
2011-10-31 04:52 am (UTC)
*snorts* Oh I so needed the chuckle that I gained from reading your spam messages.

I seem to get russian spam on my LJ. Not much though.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-10-31 05:10 am (UTC)
I get Russian spam everywhere...or at least in Cyrillic. I wish I'd get Greek, where I actually know the alphabet. (Didn't say I knew Greek!)
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From: drudununa
2011-11-01 02:58 pm (UTC)
This blog is bookmarked! I really love the stuff you have put here.

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From: jorikajyp
2011-11-03 06:15 am (UTC)
Plain and simple! I like your work!

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-11-04 04:47 am (UTC)
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