Sunday, June 29, 2008

Maybe I'm just being cynical and paranoid.....

Of the 7 comments I found when I came home, 2 were from Writer and the other 5 had a theme going, see if you can determine it.
  1. From: lotto sweepstakes; "It could widen my imagination towards the things that you are posting. "
  2. From: pcso lotto result; "This is a nice blog. I like it! "
  3. From: phillippine lotto; "It could widen my imagination towards the things that you are posting. "
  4. From: lottery winners; "Whoever owns this blog, I would like to say that he has a great idea of choosing a topic. " and
  5. From: casino gambling; "This blog could be more exciting if you can create another topic that everyone can relate on. "

I could be wrong, but I have a hunch that this is some kind of scam. Yeah, I know, 2 years of working with technology for the school district has hardened my soul. These are probably really nice people that just have same feelings towards my blog, with the same love of gambling. In the exact same not-so-quite-right English. And they didn't all have the word lotto in their names. Maybe someday they'll all come to Utah and we'll have a beer and laugh about my paranoia. Maybe not.

6 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

So, I take it you knew it wasn't really me using a different posting name because I can spell "Philippines" correctly, right?
This is why I have one of those annoying little type in the code things on my blog: so I don't get spammed with junk (like the ones at school -- do you get the Russian bride and Viagra spams on your school e-mail? If you do, it at least makes more sense than when I get them, as I have very little use for either product.)

Max said...

Actually, there are a lot more reasons why I didn't think it was you, but that is a good one. And hey, think about it this way, if a guy needs to send away for a Russian bride, he'll probably need the Viagra when she gets here.

A Paperback Writer said...

Yes, I suppose so, but it still doesn't mean that I have much use for those e-mails. Some of the male teachers thought they were the only ones getting them at our school. I think they were a bit miffed to learn that everyone was getting spammed, not just the men.

Max said...

Yeah, well, spammers are the ultimate equal rights practitioners - the only people they discriminate against are those who don't have e-mail addresses. Everyone else is fair game....

Tonya said...

i got the same comment on my blog.. think this is spam or something..

Max said...

It's gotta be. I'm just wondering who actually falls for this crap? They wouldn't keep it up if people weren't buying into it.