Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Le Spam

Lately, I've been getting a lot of spam comments. It's not an unmanageable number, so I'm not inclined to change my open comment policy. Plus, some of them are funny. One comment, touting the benefits of a "HYIP", or "high-yield investment program", started with the following line:
Hi there!
I would like to burn a theme at this forum.
A lot of people would annoyed by this spam offer, but I'm not. First, the commenter starts with a very peppy introduction. It's informal, personal, and full of energy (note the exclamation point). Second, he uses the awesome phrase "burn a theme". I don't know what that means, but I'm going to start using it. Third, and finally, he calls my blog a "forum". I'm touched. I thought that most forums required some critical mass of participation to be considered a forum, but I guess I was wrong. It's not to say that I'm not grateful to my few, but faithful followers (alliteration, baby!), it's just that only a handful of people in the world see fit to visit the home of my bizarre rants, so I didn't think I had risen to the level of a forum. But this noble spammer has provided independent validation of my blog as a forum, so now I am proud to say that I am a webmaster. (Not to be confused with a Moon Master.)

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