Friday Five: Best comment spam of 2011

On those days when I’m feeling unloved and need some positive reinforcement, nothing warms my heart more than looking at the comment spam that shows up on this blog.

Yes, comment spam may be annoying, but the spammers, despite their often poor command of English, say some of the nicest things! Here are a few — nay, five — of my favorites from 2011:

1. Keep writing such more posts.What more could one ask for from a good blog.This post is very precise yet loaded with information.

Yes! That’s exactly what I’m trying to do: Write posts that are precise yet filled with information. This commenter gets me.

2. Interesting entry. I was terribly impressed and felt had to induce a valuable expertise when reading your info. Bookmarked this page, will come back for more and subscribed in Google Reader as well.


I love that this one even bothered to sign her name. Pleasure to meet you, Evelina.

3. The post is absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need!b Keep ‘em coming… you all do such a great job at such Concepts… can’t tell you how much I, for one appreciate all you do!

And I, for one, appreciate the comment love.

4. Hi Friends, This day am very lucky. I saw good post in your blog. I pass this news to my friend and share to my FB. My work is [redacted] and [redacted]. Please Post different news for catch the all people. bye and all the best for your future project. bye.

I love that this spammer was thoughtful enough to say “bye” — not once, but twice.

5. What a great post! thanks a lot for sharing with us!! like it!


If comments like these don’t warm a jaded blogger’s heart, then I don’t know what will.

Merry Christmas!


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

7 thoughts on “Friday Five: Best comment spam of 2011”

  1. What a great post! I’ll certainly be coming back for more. Perhaps you could include a link back to my own relevant content… you all do such a great job at such Concepts…

    P.S. Happy Holidays and Go Cards!

  2. My favorite e-mail spam of December was:



    I would delighted to receive by mail your free small souvenirs for my
    collections. (pen, notepad, t-shirt, cap, lighter, mug, clocks, flags, pennants, diaries, bags, badges, patch or etc). Would that be possible?
    I live in Ukraine.

    some souvenirs from my collection

    Many thanks,
    Evgeny Valyansky

  3. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one these days..

    My favorite spam comment.

    Happy Holidays!

  4. OK, I’ll play. Here’s the best of Alumni Futures’ 2011 comment spam:

    “filipina heart said:
    The trouser listens? A sold boot positions a mad western. Does the accidental apple ban the overhead backlog? Why does another outright framework die? An aircraft reflects? The process carpets the paranoia before the presented nightmare.”

  5. From this morning:

    Hello men In my opinion this is a excellent publish I will definetely keep up reading your functions, congratulations. It is very important to have high quality contents on the web, we can rely on them as a reliable supply for our tasks.I have read it along with pleasure as well as Im sure I’m gonna study all the other things you will write, good work man!.

    I removed the notes about discount Uggs and cheap football jerseys. They blur the true intent of the message, I’m sure ;)

  6. Here’s a perplexing comment plucked from this evening’s batch:

    “Henry Ravo submitted:
    I saw this on another post and it made me smile

    Learn from my parent’s mistake. Don’t have kids! :)”

    The post he/she was commenting on had nothing to do with kids, families or parents… go figure.

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