It has been a long time since Dr. Boli looked into the comments from readers that unaccountably ended up in the “spam” folder, but he would like to take this opportunity to apologize to those correspondents and answer a few of them personally.

Many of these little notes are very complimentary. For example, one of our correspondents writes,

Your blog posts never fail to entertain and educate me. I especially enjoyed the recent one about [insert topic]. Keep up the great work!

Dr. Boli is very happy to hear that you were entertained and educated, and he assures you that [insert topic] will receive a good deal of attention in the Magazine over the next few months.

Hello my loved one I want to say that this post is amazing great written and include almost all significant infos I would like to look extra posts like this

Well, this is enough to make one blush. If, by the way, you would like to look extra posts, you might try the Random Autobolificator.

Hi my loved one! I wish to say that this post is amazing, nice written and include approximately all vital infos. I’d like to peer more posts like this.

Something about this note seems vaguely familiar, but we can’t quite put our finger on it. We would encourage the reader to write again, however, and tell us what it would take for our posts to include exactly all vital infos. We strive for perfection.

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Shame on the seek indeed. But we suppose Google, DuckDuckGo, and the rest are feeling pretty smug and think they have no need of a publish-upper. And we are glad you like our paintings. Someday we may produce some, and it will be good to know that they come out pre-liked.

Now, we would not have it understood that the correspondence is uniformly complimentary. Sometimes the correspondents have useful suggestions for improvement.

I loved even more than you will get done right here. The overall look is nice, and the writing is stylish, but there’s something off about the way you write that makes me think that you should be careful what you say next. I will definitely be back again and again if you protect this hike.

Here Dr. Boli must disappoint a reader, because it is Dr. Boli’s firm belief that hikes should be launched into the world unprotected. That is the difference between a hike and a mere stroll.

Other readers have more general advice, not about writing per se but about the good life and how to live it:

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It probably takes someone more straightforward than Dr. Boli to appreciate the nuances of this comment, but we can all be grateful that a reader took the time to attempt to improve our lives.


  1. MartinD says:

    I’d like to think I’ve got a good imagination but I can’t conceive of the purpose of this sort of thing. A rogue AI? A dadaist spam collective?

    Or do they just include dubious links for you to follow?

    • Dr. Boli says:

      They all include links, which Dr. Boli has redacted. Many are not dubious at all; they simply sell products that Dr. Boli does not care to promote.

      But since search engines, following Google’s lead, rank sites by the number of links back to them, this is what you get for your money if you respond to one of those ads promising “search-engine optimization”: a robot army flooding the world with spam comments in the hope that a certain small percentage will get through.

  2. tom says:

    Accept no mail that has not been sealed with a kiss. And has a Forever Stamp affixed.

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