Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ugly Kid Joe

Update:  Thanks, Blogger, for eating everyone's comments from the past 2 days.  I'm more popular than i appear... really.

Is anyone else getting some weird followers lately?

And no, I don’t mean our USUAL oddballs like EARL

I’m talking about getting followers who come and go, every few days.

For the past 3 weeks or so, I keep getting new followers, and they stick around for a few days, then just as quickly, they are gone like the wind.

The most frequent of these guys is someone named “Joe”.

Why Hello! In fact, look who just showed up again as I was typing this, following me again … It’s my old pal, Joe! (If, in fact, he IS still there by the time you all read this. He could be gone again by then. But he’s following me right NOW.. I swear!)

I’m not sure what the Hell is going on. I guess it’s a bot of some kind, but I just don’t understand it. What the Hell does Joe-Bot get out of sporadically following me? If you bring up his profile, it’s not like he’s promoting anything, like Asian Midget Porn or barrels full of Viagra (And I think I just sent Google’s search engine into hyper drive with THAT sentence!). In fact, if you click his profile, it just shows that he’s following ONLY ME. I just don’t get it.

And while we’re on the topic of bots and Spam, can someone please explain to me the purpose of actually doing it?

I mean, when I get a comment that just says “Visit www.randompornsite.com!!!”, I GET that. I understand that some sleazo out there is trying to drum up business for his shitty site. At least THAT makes sense.

But for every one of THOSE types of comments I receive, I JUST as often get a spam comment on the order of “Hi! Very informative site sir! Thanks for sharing!”

What the hell does THAT accomplish? Every few days I’ll get that, or something similar, on dozens of old posts. It’s clearly some automated thing that does it, but to what end? Nothing is being promoted. What the hell do they get out of that?

There has to be a reason that people write programs that do that, and it HAS to be something besides just “Pissing me off”.

Seriously, if anyone out there knows what spammers get out of leaving those comments, I’m all ears….

… and rock hard, sculpted abs.

Update:  Annnnnd, he's gone again.  Fucker.

19 comments:

Joe Calle said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGQ-ISsDm8M

badgerdaddy said...

Oooh, is that your Joe above? If so, great response…

2abes said...

its probably just earl fuckin with ya. if i had the time and energy i would too!

Slyde said...

joe: are you MY joe? Because if you are real, and not a bot, i hafta say that your creeping me out a bit

badger: indeed

abes: thats always a possibility

Bouncin' Barb said...

I tell ya it's the aliens. hahaha

Brandy Rose said...

Everybody has a "Joe"....I don't have a Joe... :(

Annabelle said...

I get those "Very Informative" type comments ever once in a while.

I've noticed you get them a lot though. I hate a word verification widget, but maybe you need one to cut out the crappies.

I did have one follower correct my spelling. I almost deleted his ass for that.

There was one follower I assumed wasn't real becuase his profile showed him following HUNDREDS of blogs. Turned out I was wrong, but damn, who has that kind of time?

Joe Calle said...

Hey Annabelle...You misspelled because.

Slyde said...

barb: thats as good an excuse as anything...

brandy: i'll GLADLY be your joe...

Anna: you should see how many i get on old posts! i have blog owner verification needed on any post older than a week, so you guys dont get to see the dozens of comments i get on the oldies...

joe: :<>

B.E. Earl said...

I'm not Joe. But if he's annoying you, then he's okay in my book. Go Joe, go!

Marlene said...

No Joe over my way....yet. You have a secret admirer!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I hadn't noticed Joe, nor do I understand why he would follow sporadically (maybe does it cause the little picture of him to come up as the first one when he's the most recent follower?). I am looking forward to a future post from you with the Asian midget viagra porn google searches though.

blondie1 said...

Kia Ora ( that's Maori for hello) pronounced kee-ya oar-a, firstly your "Chinese sure can Fight Post" Samuel thought was the shiz(great), being the martial art expert he is!!!

Secondly Joe you random perve unmask yourself...

Haere ra pronounced hi-rare raa ( goodbye) from New Zealand (Aotearoa)

MarkD60 said...

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I get a lot of spam on my shoutbox, which I delete. I look at it like graffiti. They say the only cure for graffiti is to paint over it immediately, and the graffiti people will get tired of wasting their efforts.

My ex co- worker is Ugly Kid Joes dad. I sent Ugly Kid Joe a message on his website looking for his dad, but never heard back.

I never try to figure out who is reading my blog. I just post, and comment, and hope for lotsa comments!

Cocaine Princess said...

I felt like my world had come to an end when I couldn't access my blogger on Friday.

As for Joe- hmm, Marlene maybe on to something-- maybe he is a secret admirer.

Susan Higgins said...

From what I have read and understand, people leave lame comments in an attempt to get a higher search engine rank; tagging off established blogs seems to do something.

meleah rebeccah said...

I have never understood spam, or spammers at all!

Happy Mommy said...

I don't "follow" anybody, but I'm definitely a random person on the blogs. You make my girly bits tingle, so I check back here from time to time, but I haven't the time to blog myself, nor do I get to read many blogs, so each time I"m here, I'm ignoring one of my more regular stops.

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