I did not plan this post today. In fact I have a lovely post about a stunning architecture slotted for evening publishing. And six drafts posts about good design.
But as my Akismet (anti-spam software) says :-
It‘s your lucky day.
(most wordpress bloggers would know this.)
I also say IT IS MY LUCKY DAY!
First if anybody is having competition of bloggers who have got largest amount of spam comments than count me in.
Not just count me in consider me the winner.
Hurrah! I have got 5,000+ spam comments since my inception in last week of June last year!
Once I added a beautiful word like love to one of the post about an Indian festival and that attracted a large number of spammers. I made changes and added the word bond to it instead of love. And ultimately I had to close the comments section on that post!
I love my Akismet software!
I hate my Akismet software! ( For that matter every anti-software too.)
Love it because it stops all spam comments in spam box! And ultimately deletes it!
Hate it because I have to do a quick scanning of my spam comments everyday twice as sometimes it gobbles up pingbacks and blogger friends’ comments. And every time I shudder doing this though it is quick! This is still ok.
I hate it more because spammers are unnecessary and so the anti-softwares too!
I wonder what spammers achieve! Their march is almost always stopped midway and they meet their fate in delete box! They do achieve a little bit of my irritation and my screwed eyebrows!
Sorry to sound such a cynic but don’t spammers keep alive all the employment arising from making new anti-spam etc. softwares!
Spams and anti-spam softwares both are fabulous examples of bad designs!!
A design which comes not from a need but from a created problem, I consider bad design!
And today is my spam email LUCKY day too!
Phishers? have taken advantage of one of the Indian social network site and a large numbers of bloggers have been affected and I think, not knowing the source: they are SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER.
I made this mistake!??
I confirmed the email!
I have been thanked for the blog visit – I have never made!
And the bombardments of “shouting’ mails!
(Have blurred or white-washed the email ids so that spammer couldn’t take more advantage.)
(please do not consider this post against Akismet- I do not know the name of any other anti-spam software. It has just been used for example purpose.)
And some day we will have to talk about BAD DESIGN! Why not today!