Friday, January 13, 2006

My friend S.Pam

You know, I enjoy these spam messages. Whatever they are trying to sell, guitars or sex (depending on your post), they still say a nice thing or two about your blog.

‘Your blog rocks!’
‘Wish I could write like you’
‘I am a fan of your blog.’

Boy, really? Am I sold, or what!

I mean seriously, why the heck would anyone block a little praise even if they are automated and don’t mean a thing? Spammers, you are welcome to raise my comment counter a little (now you know). Just won’t click the link like a jackass (need to remember that, though).

Thought I should bring to notice this particular spammer fella who threw me off a little. It’s the last comment on this post.

NYCGuy12 said...
Very nice blog, hard to come by these days,

If you have a chance, can you visit my how to play guitar siteIt has all guitar related stuff.
Thanks

I like the novel way in how they tie in the post with the comment, just like us real people. He tries to sell me guitar lessons just when I wrote in the post that people who don’t get enough sex play guitars. Did I deserve it or what!

Now I am sot sure what he means by ‘these days’.

These days? How long have blogs been around anyway? Not even as long as my last hair cut (need to get one soon).

Does NYCGuy12 mean blogs were so good in the sixties and the quality started deteriorating towards the seventies with the advent of bellbottoms? Does he go on to mean that by stumbling upon my blog, he was reminded of the good-olden days of superior web-logs when every Tom, Dick and Harry blogged about the Independence struggle and had voting buttons- ‘Support Subhash’/ ‘Support Mohandas’?

Or does he mean, ‘Just freaking click on the guitar site and stop analyzing the bullcrap I said about your dumb site- for heaven’s sake!’

22 comments:

Zoheb said...

Really nice blog you have got here. Very rare to find a blog without spam block word verification these days. Come visit my site http:\\zoheb.blurty.com ; you don't do any other work anyways.

alpha said...

zo: lol, like you seem to be doing exciting things. aaha! Maybe that's what he wanted to say...'Very rare to find a blog without spam block word verification these days.'

What discrimination against spammers... next thing I know people will hang up on telemarketers!

Chakri said...

just enable word verification section in your blog.

check out mine, it has it.

It is a setting in the config section. Let me know if you want the exact details.

Anonymous said...

And you had to waste a blog piece on this ! Hmph !!

alpha said...

chakri, no thks! i am fine...

anon: waste? Do u think I pay for every post I put up here? or is blogspot is asking you to pay to read...let me know.

AmitL said...

LOL..Twin,that's really funny...as for the guitar player/teacher,well,I guess he just thought that he could get an extra pupil..or,perhaps he took ur comment too seriously and wanted to prove u wrong...kuch bhi ho sakta hai...tell me,did u finally accept his invite??Hahaha...lastly,a comment...difficult to find a blog like yours with such a neat sense of humour,definitely.(No spam there.heh heh)

anantha said...

Chakri: You know who you are talking to, right?

Alpha: :p

dubai prasad said...

hey, u all missed the point .. he must have though that (with a name like that follwed by hydroxy) alpha is a guy who put up all that male sympathising (!) stuff ... so, if no sex, then join me .. let's strum strings together .. with no strings attached !! ...

dubai prasad said...

... adding on to above ...

if you had clarified ... "no sex" women go looking for guitar guys, not their blogs ... then the guy would have given different site map perhaps ...

colours said...

LOL ... anyway spammers can feel honoured - someone has dedicated a post on them ;).

?! said...

"How long have blogs been around anyway? Not even as long as my last hair cut "

...

Tirupati ?

Three years?

?! said...

:)

( Welcome)

Now I bet the guitar guy didn't have THAT kinda stuff
:)

garfy said...

Alpha, *muah* really did miss reading your posts! And keep knocking them down! >:)

Shivom said...

Hmm, does sending unsolicited mails of products only qualify as spam or does it also include wasting precious web space?... I wonder. :p

:)

Ash said...

:)

You have waaaaaay too much time on your hands !

journeylist said...

Your blog rocks. Wish I could write like you. I'm your fan, the coolest one (not unlike the kelvinator penguin). Talking of fans, drop in by my site to get lessons on how to operate a fan regulator :-)

VC said...

Hey c'mon, you better confess! How much is NYCGuy12 paying you to link to his site in your post! Mariyaadhaiyaa sollidu!

alpha said...

amitl: thanks..lol..Really? I shudnt have turned him down then!

dubai ka prasad: you've done more analysing on this that me! Too much only! How are the lessons going?

anti: whats that supposed to mean?
I just dont like the word verification..so much time and effort it takes..see, not one spam on this post..except for yours!

colors: Anything for improving economy...you learn that in your fancy institute, don't you?

?!: Women don't need to get their hair cut that often. Hww do you kno wat the guitar guy?

garfy! Yay, welcome girl..missed you.

shivom: bah!do you come by only for critisism? Didn't know cyberspace was so precious...or I would have deleted a few comments for sure.:P

ash: No no, I am NOT taking those guitar classes!

journeylist: I was gloating about you comment for the whole day...till I realised it was packed with sarcasm...hmf!

vc: I hope you are taking the freaking lessons or else I can't update the blog..part of the contract.

dubai prasad said...

hey, good that u asked .. must tell u that i'm enjoying the lessons .. the guy collects the fee and then his gal partner takes over with "less on" ...

alpha said...

dubs prasad: haha! I'm glad it worked out!

Pallavi said...

ahah i got them spam too.. but have filtered them out...

Free Guitar Lesson Videos said...

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I have this fascination thing. Keep up the good work!
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