Spam Attack

Courtesy State of Washington

Courtesy State of Washington

Have fellow, true-life bloggers suffered the same illness as I? Suddenly several posts have gotten through the filters at WordPress. Scan the (nearly) coherent syntax to this non sequitur:

I ran into this web page incorrectly, extemerly, this really is an excellent site. The site proprietor has carried out an excellent career of putting it together, the data the following is actually as well as helpful when i do evaluation. Now im going to save our planet wide web site to ensure that I can revisit inside the long term.

“Now im going to save our planet wide web site.”  ? What is it that such posters want from true bloggers (howsoever infrequently they post)? Am I expected to dog his or her or its blogging site and follow such salivant excess?

Here’s another freshman effort at invitatory excess.

А това е да се върнат и да обяснят на простия български народ, че като го мамят, Zначи са велики!

Exclamation point, indeed. That’s the opening line in Cyrillic, obviously. I leave it to the linguistically bored to determine whether this is the gibberish I expect it is, for abandoning St. Cyril’s alphabetic contribution to Slavic orthography, the post continues.

Haha, nqma smisyl da se obnvqqsa na takiva kato vas. Zashtoto ne si struva da se vlagat usiliqta da obnvqqsash na nqkoi, koito ne razbira i ne iska da 4ue. Ili za syjalenie se zablujdavash, 4e sa dostato4no inteligentni da razberat.

Eloquent, isn’t it? More, for documentation’s sake. The following has a weird kind of A.I.-generated sense to it. Someone tried a little harder, to be sure.

After I become bored at work I just begin wiithn searching for the majority of type of weblogs. After checking a lot of content, We comparable the particular browser to become very bored because the content articles as well as evaluations work for a number of phrases come up with. Nevertheless, Which makes it very divulge i had been moving your site and i’m floored together with your posts. Lastly I discovered another kid that is able to write a rare content approximately any kind of usual affair. Well done!

The following shows some thought. Someone is fishing with a more delicately adorned barb.

I am really pleaesd to have found your blog, and look forward to reading some more of your posts. You clearly really have your hands full, and I think your children are really lucky for the way you take their imagination and run with it.

Unfortunately, my children having flown my coop (perhaps due to these spam attacks), any relevance to what I am about is lost. Nevertheless, to all your efforts, coprolites, I may thank you in one regard. You gave me material for a desultory post somewhat worthier than your own post-seizure, spittle-splattered babble.

Worst Blogger Award

"Worst Blog"

“Worst Blog”

Does someone promote a “Worst Blogger” award? I wonder if I would be a nominee, should it be created, at least according to a few common sense criteria.

  1. Must be trying to be active. That is, a writer who blogs infrequently or next to never (which I suspect would include many who start but drop the practice out of boredom or distraction) would not be eligible.
  2. Must aspire in some way, any way. This excludes writers aspiring to offend, for such a person may draw like-minded haters to his or her material. That’s success on its own terms, so such a blog would be out. Also, a writer taking on arcane and specialized material (“My Fascination with Carpet Fibers”) would still be able to merit some worth. Such ephemeral pursuits exhibit a fascinating charm, so most such writers would be out of consideration.
  3. Add your own…