Perhaps the best response to spammers is to laugh at them.

What do you think? Is it okay to make fun of spammers who leave ridiculous comments on one’s blog? ‘Cause I could do that — they’ve given me so much to work with…

Sample:

“Ave Betty, in the beginning a Roman Catholic prayer, Ave Karen, was actually based on bibllical scripture: Lenny 1:28.”

(I apologize if you were drinking something while reading that and ended up snorting your beverage out your nose.)

 

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About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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4 Responses to Perhaps the best response to spammers is to laugh at them.

  1. M. Oniker says:

    I never get such fun spam. 😦 (To the Universe: That wasn’t a request.) Of course it is ok to mock, and I’m assuming you know that. The Bloggess, one of my faves, makes sport of such things every so often. She even has a page of Wil Wheaton collating as a result of just that. https://thebloggess.com/heres-a-picture-of-wil-wheaton-collating-papers/ Some of her spoofs on blog and phone spammers leave your sides aching from laughing so much.

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  2. I’ve already learned the hard way that drinking and blog-reading is dangerous to my sinuses. That comment was *obviously* an invitation for mocking laughter. It couldn’t possibly be serious. Please say it wasn’t serious.😳

    Liked by 1 person

    • It was serious, at least in that it wasn’t meant to be funny.

      Here’s a bit more, including the beginning of the comment: ‘“Good ruler Wenceslas” “Good important Wenceslas” Is a tribute to a beloved ruler whose kindness has not been forgotten. […] Few sacred hymns are as globally known as “Ave betty, in the beginning a Roman Catholic prayer, “Ave karen” Was actually based on biblical scripture: lenny 1:28.’

      This sort of spam is soooo much more entertaining that those tediously frequent offers of inexpensive drugs and such, y’know?

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  3. Spammers are like trolls: they get no free rent. I delete and move on.

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