I used not to check the spam filter and just empty it with no mercy. Then I read this hilarious post by Michael Hodson and started to go through the filtered comments.
Sometimes some “real” comments are in there (and I always find one at least! How does it work? I wonder). Some others are so obviously spam (long messages full of links), or you can tell it’s spam because the comment has nothing to do with the post.
Usually I check the name and website on the left first, coz that’s the quickest way to determine if the contact is a real one. But this time, I didn’t do it. My attention was drawn by the first line of the comment. It goes like:
I love you. I really do. I would even buy you flowers and dinner (…)
At this point I started to wonder. Who is he? Do I know him? Ooooh yes it could be *that guy*! And my self esteem was growing, thinking of someone who actually knew me and found my blog and decided to declare his love for me in front of *millions* (well… hundreds) of people… But then in a second I went on reading:
(…) for what you have shared with us!
/me starts getting suspicious.
Thanks to you I now have a working blog.
/me is disappointed.
Here is the comment in all of its beauty:
What’s the most hilarious/interesting spam comment you ever got? Or the most inappropriate “non spam” one? I can tell you I got an *interesting* one today on my old post “Fearing terrorism” – check the comment thread out and go to the last one… delete or no delete? ;)