Spam of any kind sucks. It especially sucks when you respond to it accidentally.
That almost happened to me recently when a pesky blog spammer commented on a posting with this:
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Sure, Akismet caught it, but it also catches legitimate comments too. The Responsible Marketing Blog’s traffic is picking up quite nicely, but I don’t get so much spam that I can’t read the entire comment before approving it. I’ll bet this tactic works on blogs that get huge traffic. It has to, otherwise the spammers wouldn’t be doing it.
So, who do you think belongs in the Responsible Marketing Hall of Shame?