“Your writing taste has been surprised me…”
Not too long ago, I wrote about comments I get on the blog.
I love getting those comments, but some of them don’t appear to be sincere commentary on what I’ve said. They look like they are just ways to link to another site.
I got some great responses to that post, and I have not been approving comments that really appear to be irrelevant.
However, I still get them. :)
I’ve gotten a few recently that amused me.
First, they will typically be on a post that I did some time ago: that’s a good tip-off. Yes, people do legitimately find my older posts and comment on them, and that’s fine, but it is a red flag.
Second, they are vague: they don’t mention anything specific.
Third, they sometimes say that they just stumbled across the post in some way,
Fourth, the posting name is usually the name of a business or a website, not a person.
Fifth, they are often complimentary: that seems like a new trend.
Sixth, they may be in fractured English (although they can also be in another language entirely). It makes me wonder if machine translation is being used, since they can really mess up the idiomatic expressions.
As you know, I like making up neologisms, and I think I’m going with “Eddiecoms” for these. The Eddie part is for Eddie Haskell, because they tend to be so ridiculously flattering. I hesitated with that, because Eddie was actually very articulate when speaking with Mrs. Cleaver (see my parody, Beaver and the Kindle). I considered Eddielinks, but “Eddiecoms” (short for “Eddie Haskell Comments” just sounds better to me.) :)
Here, then, are some Eddiecoms. I’m not going to include who sent them, so the linking part will be unsuccessful. I believe it’s legal for me to publish them, since they posted them for publication. Generally, also, my understanding is that an e-mail belongs to both the sender and the recipient, unless the sender indicates it is private.
“I do not even know the way I finished up here, however I assumed this submit was once great. I do not know who you might be but definitely you’re going to a well-known blogger when you aren’t already. Cheers!”
“This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me.
“Usually I do not read article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to take a look at and
do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me.
Thank you, very nice post.”
“excellent post, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector don’t notice this. You should continue your writing. I am sure, you have a huge readers’ base already!”
“What i don’t understood is in reality how you are not really a lot more neatly-liked than you might be now. You’re so intelligent. You know thus considerably with regards to this matter, produced me in my view imagine it from so many varied angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be involved except it is something to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your individual stuffs nice. Always take care of it up!”
Let me know if you’d like to see more of these in the future…
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.