Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spam- It's not just for dinner anymore

OK, I have been spam-ified in my comments section. As much as I hate typing in stupid letters for word verification {nulistif or myreght}, I am going to have to add that into my comments area. I am so sorry. Please blame the foreigners who put goofy things like "I read your article and pass on to acquaintances Gucci Bag" with a link to some other crazy spam site. How do I know they are foreigners? Well, I'm just guessing by the linguistics. Much like the e-mails that you get that say, "Dear Sir, I have many money and need safe location to invest while I come to U. S." and things like that. I also got a few interesting "love" suggestions, if you know what I mean. And while I'm all for love and good solid relationships, I don't think most of those flames are ignited in the comments section of a family blog.
The thing I hate most about the word verification is that the letters are kind of whompy. Sometimes you can't ever tell if the F is a T or a M is really an RN (all are lower case). You know what I mean?
So, again, I apologize for the inconvenience, but unless I want to spend my days deleting pleas for stationary, millionaires who are searching for a bank account or cheap leather goods, then it's just a step that has to be taken.

In a related note, do y'all ever read Stuff Christians Like? It's a very funny blog, that stemmed from the Stuff White People Like blog that has taken on a life of it's own. Jon, the author, even has a book with Zondervan coming out with all the stuff in the blog! I will definitely get it- super funny.
Here's the tie in: in his comment section, people have started giving definitions of what they thing the word verification should mean. For example, if the word is {xanitu}, the commenter would write their comment on the post, then put "WV (for word verification): Xanitu- a spin off of Xanadu that is performed only in mime" or something silly like that. So, it's fun times just to read the comments section! You should check it out.

Have I mentioned how much I like your comments? It's hard for me to imagine that people actually read my ramblings and then comment on them. You really make my day.
Thank you!
And thanks for taking the extra step to spell out n-o-l-p-i-e or whatever the word verification will be.
Maybe I'll send a "fine" leather bag or some "low price" personalized stationary your way as a reward.


Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

This is Hillary testing the WV.

Anonymous said...

And I didn't even get a word to verify! OK, I'm going back to the settings. Hmmm.

becky said...

WV-undslyz: from the russian pronounced (oond-sliiize). it's what they say when they only want "one slice" of pizza.

i hate spam in any form.

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

OK, I signed in as someone else now and apparently it wasn't asking me for my own verification before.

Smarter than your average blog.

WV: nesmess- what the lock ness monster's mother thought of his room in the lake.

Darby said...

WV: quire: an apprentice {aka squire} who also sings in the "choir" and hence the shortened version "quire"

Hollie and Janie said...

I have had WV since about day two of blogging when a lovely man, who I believed to not live in this hemisphere, left me a comment.

WV: ok. i could't think of anything clever...

Susannah said...

You crack me up girl! :) We went with the front load LG, hopes its a good one. How do you work and stay at home?

Gray Matters said...

wv: cracci - Italian for have a crappy day

annieck said...

You are so funny!
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has trouble reading the word verification letters from time to time. :)
My word on yours is roopi~kind of like loopy, which is exactly how I'm feeling at the moment! :)

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