Sunday 24 May 2015

I've been spammed!

I've been spammed. MOUSES!

I've heard of this kind of thing before.  I remember Nissy telling me about spammers on more than one occasion.  He had this stalker, you see.  Mr. Anonymous Spam was his name and spamming was his game. MOUSES!

Actually, spamming appears to still be his game because on the suggestion of the peep, I checked out the old spam folder here on my blog and you'll never believe what I found.  I FOUND SPAM!  As the third time is the charm... MOUSES!!!

There were so many.  Dozens upon dozens upon dozens.  Four, five, SIX dozen comments all left by Nissy's stalker, Mr. Anonymous Spam.  Apparently, he is now stalking me.  MOU...  Nah, three mouses are probably enough for now.

You'll be happy to know that I deleted them all but you'll be even happier to know that prior to deleting, I took some notes.  Not on all of them.  There were too many for that!  Just on some choice ones which I will now share with all of you.  So kick back, put your paws up and grab a nip beer.  This is going to be good.

"Very good article.  I will be facing some of these issues as well."   From reading this comment, we can assume that Mr. Anonymous Spam is a time traveller, like me.  Or should that be I?  Anyway, he will be facing some of the issues that Nissy and I faced when we travelled back in time to adjust the recipe for the very first pumpkin pie made by American settlers for the very first American Thanksgiving.

"Hi I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form."  Hmmm...  If I had one of those, I'd probably use it to stop Mr. Anonymous Spam from spamming me.  Something to think about, for sure.

"I was able to find good information from your articles."  Now this comment was left on Nissy's blog post about spies being everywhere.  I guess Mr. Spam is looking out for spies, too.  MOUSES!

"Thank you a lot for sharing this with all of us.  You actually understand what you are talking about!" Oh.  OH!  Nah, this one wasn't spam.  I do know what I'm talking about.  Nice to have someone recognize that.

"I'd like to send you an e-mail.  I've got some ideas for your blog." No thank you, Mr. Spam.  I WRITE ALL MY OWN STUFF!  Just like Nissy used to do.

"Howdy, I read your blog occasionally and I own a similar one and I was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments?  I get so much lately it's driving me insane." You and me both, brother. You and me both.  Hehehe...

"Every data is quality based data."  Now this is only funny when you take into account that it was left on Nissy's post about Peep #1 going without coffee for an entire day.  Yeah, twenty-four hours. Could you believe it?  Or perhaps it's not funny at all.  I mean, a coffeeless peep is incredibly scary. I know, I've seen it first-paw.  We cats have got to get the word out that peeps should never be allowed to go without coffee.  MOUSES!

"This post reminds me of my previous room mate!  He always kept talking about this."  Apparently, Mr. Anonymous Spam once lived with some guy who teleported to Ireland with his brother in search of four-leafed clovers being grown by leprechauns on clover farms so that they could bring some back to their peep.  MOUSES!

Nice to know that Mr. Spam found Nissy's post about nosey-neighbour-cat to be "equally educative and engaging."

"Galwanizarja zdecydowanic poprawic wlaseiwosci..."  What the mouses?

"You need to check the spelling of several of your posts.  Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very bothersome to inform the reality."  Oh yeah?  Well at least I used the corrrect words!  MOUSES!

What's more, did you read the previous comment you left?  What's a zdecydowanic?  Inquiring minds want to know.

"I do not understand how you are not actually much more smartly-preferred than you may be right now.  You're very intelligent!"  Well thank you, Mr. Spam. I appreciate that very much.

"Hey there!  Would you mind if f share your blog with my myspace group?"  Myspace still exists?  Who knew?

"Many persons are searching around for this information."  Yeah, lots of peeps and anipals out there want to know a lot more about nosey-neighbour-cat, for sure.

"Your website is loading extremely slow for me."  Well, you know, maybe you clicked on some spammy link left by an anonymous commenter going by the name of Spam and caught a bug or something.  Just saying...

"I'm curious to know how you centre yourself and clear your mind before writing."  Nip.  I take lots of nip.

"I do not know who you are but definitely you're going to be a famous blogger if you are not already." Oh, sorry.  That wasn't spam.  Found that inside a fortune cookie.  MOUSES!

"You're so awesome!"  Awww..  Thanks.  So nice of you to tell me that.

"Pengin beli Mancester city, Spartacos, ajax semua ready di toko ini..."  And again, you have the nerve to complain about my spelling errors?  MOUSES!

And finally, the piece de resistance.  Hmm...   I think there are supposed to be a couple of accents or something on those French words but I'll be darned if I know how to make that happen on this keyboard.  MOUSES!

Anyway, here's what Mr. Spam wrote as his parting comment.  "When I initially commented I clicked the 'notify me when new comments are added' checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four e-mails with the same comment."  Hmm...  Let's see...  Uh...  Actually, I think there is no explanation needed for this.

I did mention that Mr. Anonymous Spam left several dozen comments on my blog, didn't I?  All within the last little while?  And he's getting four e-mails per comment?  Hmm...  Four e-mails times several dozen...  THAT'S A WHOLE LOT OF E-MAILS!  Priceless, that is.  PRICELESS.

And speaking of comments.  I have a confession to make.

I LOVE reading comments from all of you.  I know that Nissy did, too.  I also know that Nissy made a point of visiting your blogs regularly.  I, on the other paw, haven't been visiting very much at all.

It's not that I don't want to!  I DO!  It's just that even though it has been a few weeks since my brother died, at my house, we're still coming to terms with his loss.  We're just still all kind of sad.

And when you're sad, sometimes you don't feel up to writing cute little comments, you know?  But I love reading them!  It's just really hard to write them.  I feel almost as if by doing so, I'm being too happy when I shouldn't be feeling happy at all because what I really should be doing is missing my brother, Nissy, and feeling sad.

I know I'm not explaining myself very well.  Nissy would do it better.  I'm still struggling. I had hoped that I would be up to visiting blogs and doing more on Twitter and Facebook this week but I now think I might need at least one more week before I can do that.  Just a tad more time.  That's all I need.

But I want you all to know that I LOVE YOU and that I will start visiting your blogs very soon.  I know that Nissy used to love reading your posts.  I'm positive that I will love doing so, too, as soon as I'm able.  And I want you all to know that I'm not ignoring you or somehow taking advantage of the situation and not bothering to visit.  It's not that I'm not bothering.  It's just that I'm still really sad.

Best I can do right now, I think, is make sure the blog posts continue to go up.  Well that, and mock Mr. Anonymous Spam.  Nissy always said he found mocking the old spammer extremely therapeutic and to be perfectly honest, he was right. Oh yeah, he was right about that, for sure.  In fact, I'm already feeling a little bit better after writing this post.  Another one of these and I should be good to go!  MOUSES!

Mouses and PURRS.


  1. MOUSES and Purrs back at you Seville, you take all the time you need, it is ok to be sad and to grieve, just remember though, Nerissa is in your heart and will remain there to help you and the rest of your family (fur and Peeps). He is in each one of their hearts to, so lots and lots of him around. Take care my friend, hugs and purrs sent from all of us here at The ARC.

  2. Yup, we remember Nissy meowing all about the constant spam. MOUSES!

  3. I think I like Mr Anonymouse Spammer! I'd like him for my tea, oh yes I would!! MOL

    Seville we totally understand about the sads and don't worry about zooming around the blogosphere trying to think of cute little comments. You and the peep will be ready when you are ready!! k! x0x0x0x

  4. Seville, I think I had better go and check my SPAM folder now too! This was an excellent blog post.

    We still miss Nissy too, so we understand a little what you all are going through.

  5. Aww. You're doing grand Seville, really, and you've a lot on your plate too, Spam included! Made peep and Laugh that the spammed spam the spammers!

  6. Mouses! You are so entertaining today! Funny entertaining. Our Mr. Anonymous Spam needs to take lessons from yours. Not nearly as dumbfounding. Or maybe that is not nearly as dumb? Or twice as dumb? Or...Mouses, I give up. He's just as annoying!
    We understand about your brother and the sads, as Mommy's brother passed not too long ago. You are doing fine with your blog entries. The commenting on our blogs will come. We're patient.

  7. Mr Anonymous is not very nice :/ Must not have a life,heehee
    We understand what it is like when a sibling goes to the Bridge
    or has a continuing health issue.
    We kinda felt the same when Georgia was sick. We are happy she is better.
    It is kinda hard as the warm weather is finally here to get Mom interested in helping us.
    At any rate, you are doing pawsome Seville :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  8. Spam can be very funny, but the scary part is someone must believe that stuff!

  9. Too bad it ain't da tasty kinda spam, I wouldn't mind gettin dat!

  10. "I find the content on your blog very enlightening. Can you tell me where you reference your sources so I can do some followup reading?"
    Mes actually gotted that one from Mr Anonymous Spam on a Wordless Wednesday post and there WAS NOT words, just pictures of mes sleeping....
    Mr. Anon Spam is so furry strange.
    Keeps up the good work Seville.
    BTW will yous be running for Senate?

  11. Seville - when you feel up to it you will comment. WE KNOW YOU GRIEVE. Hang in there young ginger. We all respect your hurt heart. As and when you are ready is fine by us.

  12. I once had one with all sorts of random words just thrown together. But all my humans laughed when they found the term "disco horse". They all wanted to find the commenter and ask where they could get a disco horse.
    I also get spam emails - ones that have studied my business and my competitors and want to show me how to do better than my competitors. If I did want help, I wouldn't ask someone who can't tell the difference between a cat and a business would I.
    Some of them are very entertaining. But most are just annoying. I'm with you, making fun of them can be very therapeutic.
    Purrs and nosetaps from across the ocean.

  13. We get spammed a lot, too. What's up with that!!!

  14. Hey there Seville. You and the peeps take all the time you need to heal and no apologies necessary. Your loyal fans will all be here when you are ready to return fully into the swing of things. You had us giggling despite feeling sad yourself. That is an art unto itself. Know that we miss Nissy too... big time.... but are happy you are following in his pawprints. The holes in our hearts would be bigger, deeper and take longer to heal without you filling up some of the space. We all love you to bits, Sir Marmie Dude.

  15. Sparkle used to get some of the same spam humans. I haven't gotten as many since I upgraded to the latest version of the spam plugin for Wordpress.

  16. Take your time to grieve, buddy. And about Mr. Anonymous Spam, he visits us too every day...

  17. Oh dearie me.......we do get a lot of those spam-ish comments too and we think they're kind of hilarious....maybe "irritatingly hilarious"....! You take your sweet time getting into the swing of things relative to visiting people - the most important thing is that you and your family be patient with yourselves as grieving is sometimes a long process. Nissy was a huge presence in all our lives - you have BIG PAWS to fill Seville but you're doing a wonderful job !!! As my Mom says "we'll see you when we see you" !!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  18. Weez miss Nissy too. But we do luv you and we unnewstand. Weez not sure how we wuld deal in yous situation. Weez never been oonline afur when we had too deal wiff a loss in our furmily. All we can say is to take yous time and member, it's okay to be sad and miss Nissy. Those feelins awe good and they will get easier fur you. Sendin' lots of kitty hugs and kisses.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  19. We get lots of SPAM too, luckily it gets caught. I got fooled the first time and approved one when I first started- I was all happy that someone said my content was full of useful info. :) Take your time about visiting everyone knows you are all suffering the loss of sweet Nissy.

  20. That darn spam!!! they will never learn!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  21. Mee-you Seville yur werdss touched our heartss here. You an Lady Jennifer take aLL THEE TIME youss need to go thru yur greevin fur Nerissa! Sayin "Goodbye" iss nevurr easy an it takess time to adjust....
    Do you know mee LadyMum still holdss Aunty Nylablue's ash box an meowss with her sum dayss??? Mee knowss she luvss mee totally an mee knowss shee needss to werk thru her 'sadss'...inn her own time...
    Shee told mee if shee not 'dopt mee shee wood not have carried on bloggin fur a long maybee is a good fing shee DID 'dopt mee!!
    Wee will wait fur yur reeeturn....
    An Ladymum sayss when yur abull to laff or smile when you reememburrss Nissy that meenss yur healin frum yur loss....
    Purrin an purrayin fur all of youss'
    Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum =^,.^=

  22. Seville, we unnerstand how sad you and the peep must feel. We'll be here when you feel up to visiting and in the meantime we is sending our purrs that the sads will lessen as time goes on.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku
    Pee Ess: We just had the mom bean check our spam comments...we got none. No stalkers here, thank Cod!

  23. We get spam too...and not the stuff in the can. Some of them are pretty hilarious but we delete them all just the same.

  24. We know how sad you must feel Seville and also your peep too. Just take one day at a time and don't force yourself to do stuff that isn't important. If that stupid spammer calls again just delete his stupid comment.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  25. Mr. Anonymous is a pain in the tushie! I haven't seen him in a while, scratch on wood.. Sorry you have him bugging you.
    We really understand about the sads, it's not easy to go on sometimes. So all you can do is what you can do. Getting posts up is great! Commenting will come when you're ready, end of story. No apology required. Purrs from all of us!

  26. Love spam comments. Always good for a snort n giggle.

  27. Hi Seville, I hate spam too. It's annoying and I went through something similar. It's rather scary, too. I know everyone understands about not feeling up to reading blogs and feeling sad about missing Nissy. I lost my Nona and Lollie many years ago and I still miss them. I will always miss them. My Zoey is my sunshine. I am sending hugs to you and your family. are so right about peeps and their coffee. If Zoey could tell you, she would say the same thing...never let a peeps miss their coffee. lol Mouses!! Purrs!! Love the blog!! <3


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