I’m sure that every civilized denizen of the Internet can by now agree that anyone who devises an advertising campaign which makes use of spambots should be boiled in a vat of their own saliva. But usually these spam campaigns at least make some veneer of sense in that they try, in some way, to appeal to the reader.
By this standard, the following message that I recieved yesterday is just bloody stupid:
I believe what you published was very reasonable. But, what about this? suppose you were to create a killer title? I mean, I don’t wish to tell you how to run your website, but suppose you added something to maybe grab folk’s attention? I mean Canadian Propaganda | voxcorvegis is a little vanilla. You should peek at Yahoo’s front page and note how they create article headlines to grab people interested. You might add a related video or a picture or two to grab people interested about what you’ve got to say. Just my opinion, it might make your posts a little bit more interesting.
Seriously? Someone thinks that the most effective spambot is one that shows up an insults the author’s writing? Well piss off!
Naturally, I approved the message and responded in the only meaningful way.
Well, thank you for the suggestion, kindly stranger spambot! Now I shall make one for you: why don’t you try rolling around on uncooked hamburger patties until you die of salmonella?
Lamentably for the entire human race, I’m pretty sure that spambots can’t die excruciating deaths of bateriological infection.