Meh – Bite Me!

Below is a comment I put in the trash yesterday in response to my post back in December of 2012 entitled  A Trip Through the ER Fun House:

Write more, that’s all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know what you’re talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

Say what? I find this to be a rather bizarre comment on a several different levels. First of all I rarely use videos to make a point. I toss a few in here and there just for the fun of it, if the video is something I get a kick out of. Secondly, there was no video in this post anyway, so…WTF? Thirdly, uh, the poster’s link went to a generic, cooker cutter website about dyspepsia, based out of Romania. Well that’s fine because I think this comment gave me dyspepsia. I think…dyspepsia is some sort of indigestion, but what the hell did it have to do with my post?

Was the poster just poking me with a stick looking for a link back? Or trying to get a rise out of me just for the fun of it? Was the poster even human? Maybe it was generated by some sort of spam bot that spends its electronic life trolling websites to make random annoying comments. Who knows?

I rarely block legitimate posts to my blog, even if they are a little on the snippy side because I want to hear everyone’s view, including those who do not agree with me. I don’t allow personal attacks, either of myself or commentors,  or over the top profanity, but pretty much everything else I allow to post. Fortunately there haven’t been that many negative comments. Hmm, maybe my writing is too Suzy cream cheese? Maybe I need to stir up the pot a bit and write about more controversial subject matter?

Nah, I’m not going to force myself to do that. It’s just not me. I write about what interests me on a particular day or week. If it’s not controversial enough, so what? I didn’t start a blog so I could climb up on a soap box on a regular basis to rant and rave. Enough of that comes naturally to me. I don’t need to go looking for trouble. It will find me soon enough, thank you very much.

10 responses

  1. Pretty sure that was a spambot, although it was the most coherent spambot comment I’ve ever seen. Maybe the robots have finally achieved sentience, and it’s only a matter of time before they take over the world.

    1. I’m not quite sure if that has not already happened. So many people seem to be enslaved by their phones that it is scary.

  2. songtothesirens | Reply

    Yes, dyspepsia is indigestion. Do you have the Askimet (?) spam blocking widget thing going on. It really helps…… and then you won’t be dyspeptic 🙂

    1. I do have Askimet and it works pretty good, but every once in a while one slips through.

      1. songtothesirens | Reply

        Yeak, I have Askimet too, and I have had a few strange ones come through too. Usually, someone promoting their blog on some product you just cannot live without….believe me, if I do not have it already then clearly I do not need it….. some people’s kids….

  3. It is spam. It turns up on my blog all the time. Some days I get dozens of them, but it seems to have slowed for some reason.

    1. Glad it’s spam, but how odd. What is the point even?

      1. Good to know it was spam. Argh. Giving my favorite canned luncheon meat a bad name! SPAM Rulz. Good for you for dumping trash like that right away, Trinity.

        1. You eat…Spam…willingly? The very thought of it gives me shivers, but then for me it’s tied in with childhood memories of a baby sitter who used to serve it up right out of the can cold on cheap white bread slathered with mayo. The whole thing turned into an indescribable goo in my mouth and I finally refused to eat it. I ran out, climbed a tree and refused to come down until it was gone.

          1. Haha! Oh yeah, I can totally imagine how “questionable meat” straight out of the can would taste gack! I eat ’em fried in slices to the crisp. p.s. Thanks for sharing your spam story. Now I’ve put the Akismet up.

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