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HI, my name is Val. I'm a membor of Costumer's Guild West in Los Angeles, member & Past President of the San Diego Costume Guild, member of Orange County Costume Guild, a representative of the San Diego History Center, & an honorary member of SITU (Someplace in Time, Unlimited) in Seattle. I make my own historical costumes but don't sell any unless I get tired of one.The eras I've made so far are 1770 up to 1918. My favorite is the 1880s bustle.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Spam Folder –My Morning Laugh

A very humorous collection of spam comments on my blog.
I think Google needs to come up with a better translator because some of the comments which have obviously been translated into English are just so mindboggling and confusing as to what the sender was trying to say. I’ve started calling them my morning laugh. Most of the comments have absolutely nothing to do with the content of my particular post, and even when they try to make it sound like they had read it, it’s something totally different.  And of course at the end they add an invitation to visit their blog with a link.
These all automatically go into my moderation folder and I have to approve them before they get posted so if you read my blog very often you will never see them. Because they get marked as spam and then deleted. So guys, take notice: YOU'RE WASTING YOUR TIME HERE! 

But today I’m going to share a collection of them, without active links. I wished this idea had been suggested awhile ago because there have been some really good ones that had me splitting my sides with laughing so much.

This one on my 1873 Cotton Mourning Gown for Dia de los Muertos
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I get those ones with questions a lot. Like they think I’m an expert in technology. Hah! And btw, the link DOESN'T go to Clash of the Clans. You just have to scroll over it for the real url to show up.  At least I’m that smart.

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Haven’t they noticed yet that none of their comments are being posted?

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It’s not that I don’t mind that people can’t speak English and we agree Google translater is pretty bad, but it’s the obvious spamming of their business when it has nothing to do with my blog.

Three in one day today, that’s a record.
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 NOPE, THEY DON'T READ A SINGLE WORD OF MY POST. 
That’s enough hilarity for one post. Now back to serious stuff: Costume making!  

7 comments:

  1. That's crazy! I was getting a lot of spam too but they were coming in too fast for me to keep up with, about one per minute. I had to set up my captcha code to stop it, even though I was moderating comments.
    Laurie

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    1. I may have to reconsider setting the captcha code back on, but I hate it. They do seem to be having clearer numbers to copy now tho. I couldn't read a lot of them myself.
      Val

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  2. It's because it's not real people. It's spam bots that pick up keywords in your posts. It doesn't matter to the various spam bots whether they get through this time or the next time - the programs are becoming more sophisticated and will eventually find a way to advertise on all the blogs that are currently blocking them. Raging against them is sort of like raging at a pothole - no one wants a pothole but yelling at it doesn't do much good either. :-) There are certain ways to decrease the spam bot traffic which will decrease the amount that goes into your spam folder - delete your G+ account if you have one. I did that and spam traffic ceased completely thus far. Don't click on the links - ever. Delete your FB account if you have one - FB is nothing but one huge bot net for advertisers and drives half the spam bots out there. You can communicate with other people via blogs, email, and phones. This will decrease the amount of spam you get to your blog and stop masking the actual traffic.

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    1. Interesting thoughts, Isabella, thank you. I don't use the G+ account although I have a Google email account as a backup for my normal Yahoo one. I only get about 1 or 2 spams a week, other than yesterday's two. But I do enjoy raging at potholes sometimes.
      However I would never give up my Facebook account. Its my world and I revolve around it. :)

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    2. Apparently I don't have G+ after all. Didn't see any need for it. I get requests for Google friends from my actual friends occasionally and that's what I thought it was. If its someone I don't know (and suspicious) I block it.
      Val

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  3. Oh my gosh! Those are so similar to the ones I get on my blog that I wonder if the same people are sending them ...

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    1. Elizabeth, read Isabella's comment above. She explains how some are working.
      Val

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