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My Long Forgotten Site Got 12,434 Comments While I Was Away…All Spam

So, you know how sometimes you forget about things? Like that container of leftovers in the back of your fridge or that sweater you swore was lost forever? Well, apparently the same thing can happen with websites.

I recently logged into my long forgotten site and was shocked to see that it had received a whopping 12,434 comments! I mean, wow! I must have really struck a chord with people. Maybe my writing had gone viral. Maybe I had finally achieved internet fame!

But alas, as I eagerly clicked on the comments section, my dreams were quickly shattered. They were all spam. Every last one of them.

There were comments about Viagra and Cialis (I don’t even know what those are for 😉️), comments about weight loss pills (I prefer pizza), and even some very disturbing comments that I won’t mention here because this is a family-friendly site.

At first, I was upset. How could these dirty rotten spammers do this to me and my derelict website? But then, as I scrolled through the endless pages of spammy comments, I couldn’t help but chuckle at some of them.

One comment simply said “No.” Another said “I like turtles.” And yet another said “The moon landing was faked.” What do any of these have to do with my website? Absolutely nothing.

So, while it may be disappointing to discover that my long lost site didn’t actually achieve internet fame while I was away, at least it provided me with some entertainment thanks to those ridiculous spam comments. And who knows? Maybe someday it will go viral for real (fingers are crossed).

Now I need to purge them from my database … for posterity.

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