Category Archives: Back Talk

BTYM Back Talk

It’s been a while since we last spoke with By That You Mean’s robo-commenters, and to be perfectly honest we feel really bad. We’ve been neglectful. Everyone deserves a response, even anonymous penis-enlargement spambots from North Korea. So let’s take a look at some of the more colorful comments from the past several weeks.

For the purposes of this installment, let’s imagine a windowless room that is for some reason full of cigar smoke. (Robots smoke, right?) Rows upon rows of identical metal automatons are hunting and pecking their way through mediocre vanity blog after mediocre vanity blog.

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BTYM Back Talk

Since there’s very little in the way of actual conversation going on at BTYM, we’ve decided to start talking back to our most loyal group of readers: spambots.

The spambots are — with very little exception — always very complimentary, thankfully, like this one from a robot with the colorful name Phalen5906:

“I like this web blog very much, Its a really nice spot to read and find info . “A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.” by Publilius Syrus.”

Phalen5906 not only issues the ubiquitous generic compliment about our website, he/she even sneaks in a nice, albeit confusing quote at the end. We’re not even sure Publilius Syrus is a real person.

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