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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages

No Spam
This morning when I checked my blog, I was elated to discover a deluge of comments. At last, I thought someone was reading what I write and writing back to show what they thought of my ideas or me. But the ecstasy was only momentary. One sentence down the comments and the identity of the anonymous benefactors was revealed. SPAMMERS!

Unwillingly I have no option but to give the fingers of potential commentators on my blog a little more trouble. You have to take additional trouble (as if reading my posts was not trouble enough), identify the letters (often twisted beyond recognition) and type them in for word verification. Hope this helps.

An interesting fact about spam which I just discovered (thanks to Wikipedia) is that spam is a backronym, a phenomenon which initially exists as a short word and is later expanded into a phrase. Hence SPAM = Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages or Several Posts A Minute.

8 Comments:

meetu said...

nice one there..:)but i think its lil troublesome for ppl like me who genuinely comment....lol

Gangadhar said...

Quite informative post bt you..tnx..
And very happy to see you on my blog...keep visiting...

Greta said...

Same here! ;)

Anonymous said...

"Quite informative post bt you..tnx..
And very happy to see you on my blog...keep visiting..."

spam again...

Avik said...

lol anonymous 4 ur Stupid Pointless Annoying Message....

u worked hard on spamming....lol...great job...

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dwaipayan said...

it seems that ur hard working was in vain. i can still find spam comments here. so we the genuine comment makers are the only one having troble because of ur stupid idea.

explorethisworld said...

Interesting facts about spam! I just had the same problem with my blog yesterday when I got 3 comments in reply a very new post of mine- I was psyched, but then I found it was just spam...