Skimming my captured spam comments these days really makes me feel like I’m browsing porn, albeit in text form. I have quite the imagination…and if the guys keep slipping Viagra into my lunch, things are gonna get wrong on a new level.
Ok, kidding! Seriously, my comment spam has skyrocketed since Thursday or Wednesday of last week, almost all about various drugs and the rest about porn. It is amazing how often I catch myself reading one when it doesn’t sound quite obviously spamlike. “Hey man, that’s an interesting post…” I’ve bumped up the filters to get most everything, but if I don’t unmoderate a post you make, feel free to stalk me and track me down or otherwise get my attention.
Joel Esler posted some questions about email signature blocks. Neat. Personally, I keep my signature lengths down to 1-3 lines or so. My name, email address, and maybe who I am if you don’t know me (title or web site). I think I got over the whole quote thing back in 1998, so I don’t do that anymore. I think after you get so many email addresses, you stop really caring to configure and tailor each one.
On a similar topic, I really have a peeve against email disclaimers like “please delete this email if you mistakenly got this…” blah blah blah legal crap. No one freakin’ needs this on every piece of email sent out. It’s useless and stupid. Maybe I should walk around with a card that says, “If I hear some secret you say near me or you hear me calling you a complete asshole, it’s ok and please ignore it if you were not the intended recipient…oh, you’re not the intended recipient, ever.” Yeah, that’d fly.