Thursday, 12 January 2012
A post devoted to Spam
According to Wiki-answers:
"The history of calling inappropriate postings in great numbers 'Spam' is from a Monty Python skit (yes, it is very silly... see http://www.ironworks.com/comedy/python/spam.htm ) where a couple go into a restaurant, and the wife tries to get something other than Spam. In the background are a bunch of Vikings that sing the praises of Spam. Pretty soon the only thing you can hear in the skit is the word 'Spam'. That same idea would happen to the Internet if large scale inappropriate postings were allowed. You couldn't pick the real postings out from the Spam.
Spam is useless, therefore it is called spam"
That Monty Python sketch is one of my particular favourites.
I get very irritated with Blogger these days because it is becoming increasingly difficult to find solutions to problems such as commenting on other blogs...or even not being able to access certain blogs..as has happened to me today.
However,their Spam filtering system is working perfectly. And isn't that a relief? Today I checked my Spam box and I had 47 comments to delete. A lot of them are just gobbledegook, some are trying to direct me to links selling anything from viagra to handbags. A few are downright pornographic....I'm not easily shocked but I have been pretty disgusted by some of them. Others are in what appears to be Russian. I've lost count of the number of comments containing lengthy paragraph upon paragraph on how to unlock my iPhone...pity I don't have an iPhone or I'm sure I would find the following instructions most useful:
"Systems for Unlock Iphone 4 you have g Anyone who has an apple iphone really should are generally shown for your needs and they also have to have unlock iPhone 4 gr ideas, commonly in connection with amazing software which is certainly all at once safe.Nevertheless, it may be very annoying as a way to open ones own my partner and i cell phone if you refuse to find very good brand-new iphone removing the fastener on utility.Web site in commercials everywhere you look, still, minus selected realizing in the market, truly stuck, consequently several options many massive revenue on the subject of next to nothing"
........clear as mud isn't it? And what's this all about:
"There are some attention-grabbing deadlines on this article however I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There’s some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Added to FeedBurner as properly"
So to all you Anonymous Spammers out there: Rest assured that Blogger are doing their job. Make the most of the spam I've quoted in this post, but don't get too excited because none of them will ever appear in my Comments box. They are mostly irritating...but sometimes they make me laugh.