Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In Which I Enjoy the Debate

I wrote a post a few years ago about a new recipe my mother had come up with called Muffnuts, a muffin that was supposed to have the taste and consistency of a donut. They thought that the name they came up with was clever, and fortunately I didn't have to explain to them why it wasn't. At any rate, the post became one of my more popular, winding up on my sidebar as a "reader favorite". 

Because of the prominent listing on the front page of my site, the post has been plagued by spam comments. I started off deleting them, but as my spare time became increasingly sparse, I've just let them be. A new crop of spam comments sprout up from time to time, most of them about personal trainers or online coupons or tree care. I suppose I could have turned CAPTCHA back on, but my hatred for CAPTCHA outweighs my hatred  for blog comment spam.

Now, every comment on my blog makes its way to my inbox as a way of helping me keep up with the goings-on around here. Thus, I get to enjoy all the spam on top of my email spam. I delete most of them, but I got one recently that takes the cake. 

First, in early April, I received this as a spam comment.




Par for the course in the world of spam, if you ask me. That is, until I got this one in the end of May.




Well, now. Looks like we've got a little debate on our hands over the contextual accuracy of spam comments. Talk about a can of worms.

I think I'll turn CAPTCHA back on before this gets out of hand.