A long time ago, back in April 2010, I wrote a quasi-ranty post on the erstwhile NatureBlogs on the subject of spam comments I received to my posts. Many folks amongst my co-bloggers at that time shared their experiences. After the move to Scilogs and the WordPress platform, the super-efficient spam filter manages to keep spam at bay with virtually zero false positives. It is, therefore, with a sense of nostalgia that I sometimes visit my Spam Comments folder in the WordPress Admin dashboard, and with a flick of a button – poof! – they are gone forever, consigned to whatever digital hell (or Phantom Zone) deleted spam comments are banished to. However, sometimes, they do have some gems amongst them, worth preserving for posterity because of their sheer surreal quality. Here are a few examples.
When I crawled out of my cave this morning, I got a notification from Nature Network that some user named (or rather, numbered) “123” has invited me to join his/her/its network. Being
a suspicious arse sceptical by nature, I decided to check at the NN website first. I found no one (of course!) by that name, adding “123” to the growing list of monikers people I shall not be friends with. Ah, well.