Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Comments update: Join the Illuminati!



Since I instituted the policy some weeks ago of moderating comments posted to the blog, I've blocked a great deal of spam from being posted.

I have been surprised by the number of messages that offer membership in the Illuminati. For its sheer audacity and its naked attempt to appeal to idiots, this one stood out as entertainment:

peter micheal has left a new comment on your post "Masks of the Illuminati discussion part one":

Join the Illuminate cult online today and get instant sum of 5 million
dollars with a free home any where you choose to live in the world and also
get 200,000 dollars monthly as a salary… If you are interested please
kindly fill the following information to this email below

 [Email address redacted]

> Full name………………………………
> Country…………………………………
> State of origin……………………….
> Date of birth………………………….
> Sex……………………………………….
> Address……………………………….
> Phone…………………………………..
> Email address………………………
> Attach Scan I’d card,passport or driver license containing your full
details Tell us little about yourself…Attach scan school certificate.. No
dirty game, no human sacrifices and No evil….is a cut of peace, big aim
Illuminate group our  [email address redacted]


On a serious note, I recently finished a book called Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in the Silicon Valley by a former Facebook employee (among other adventures) named Antonio Garcia Martinez.

Martinez points out that Facebook manages to keep its feeds free of spam and porn. I'm not always a huge Facebook fan, but these seems like a real achievement, especially compared to Google, which simply abandons its users and forces them to weed out spam themselves. 


1 comment:

Historia Discordia said...

I've received hundreds of those join the Illuminati spams at my historiadiscordia blog. Hail Eris, I guess.