Dear Spammer Dude

My blog comment spam problems aren’t nearly bad as they used to be, due to an anti-spam WordPress Plugin I raved about previously. But I still have to scan pending comments for spam, and certain things are a dead give away:

Dear Spammer Dude (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dear Spammers, don’t call me a “dude.”
I’m a gal, so that sounds rather rude.
My pic makes this clear,
So your “dude” usage, dear,
Proves your post should be promptly eschewed.

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5 Responses to “Dear Spammer Dude”

  1. amanda says:

    Mad most spam is sent by spam bots, automated critters that looks for key phrases and words in a post relevant to what they want to spam. Since they are not human the best way to eliminate the problem is with a Captcha (the spam prevention that makes a person enter the letters and numbers in the box). I went for 20-30 spam a day to 0 on the first day I installed it! hope this helps.

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks, Amanda. Believe it or not, I once wrote a limerick about Captcha: Captured By Captcha.

  3. Vivek Banerjee says:

    Dear spammers,you may think me a prude.
    But I don’t like women being called a dude.
    It is certainly a bit thick
    To offer her drugs to enhance her dick
    If she had one , you would have been screwed.

  4. Nate Levin says:

    Here’s my response in verse to a certain type of scam-spam:

    Dear client, I sadly must say
    That I won’t be your lawyer today.
    Those sums to collect
    Must have a defect–
    We’ll wire–check bounces–we’ll pay.

  5. Catherine says:

    Dear Spammers, don’t call me a “dude.”
    It’s not that I’m being a prude
    Please, don’t get me wrong
    If I had a schlong…
    You’d all be screwed, blued, and tatooed!