For some reason, I got several apparent Craigslist bot responses on Friday to a post I made on Wednesday.
The “I’m so excited I can’t type” Reply
This one came from “Nga Abdullai”:
in nice shape and average good looking would like to give u massage dwviwsncqAnd this from “Syble Rendina”:
hella excited to do this never done this before, kinda nervous as well kilgjlI guess the intent is “You are so hot that I’m jerking off here just thinking about— oh fuck, I just came all over the keyboard.”
In addition to the note in the previous post about replies mentioning things I never talked about in my ad, these studiously avoid referencing anything I did mention.
The “Don’t Scam Me, Bro” Reply
From “Cory Raden”:
What's happening? Im a real fella seeking something hot...my stat is 22 years old, 5'10, versatile and fresh. I just got conned by a doode on here so I am trying to determine if you're real or not. But yeah this is my buddy's email so I got to get trucking but if you wanna, I am currently on my profile site so let's swap phone #s and photos on there to be reliable. This way we can verify to each other that we are both genuine. Don't even respond back if can't even put any time, I ain't trynna to get scammed again. P-e-a-c-e!It was followed by a URL, a pic of a guy playing field hockey (me.jpg), and a pic of a guy’s crotch in tighty whiteys with a hard-on (mine.jpg).
And an hour and a half later, from “Mariela Barocio”:
What's going good? Im a real guy wanting something incredible...my stat is 22 years old, 6'1, versatile and fresh. I just got conned by a doode on-line so I am trying to see if you're real or not. Anyhows this is my pal's email so I gotta get bouncing but if you are serious, I am presently on my profile site so let's exchange phone #s and pix on there to be trustworthy. This way we can show to each other that we are both legit. Don't even respond back if can't even put any effort, I ain't trying to get scammed again. Cya!And it was followed by a (different) URL, a pic of a guy playing field hockey (me.jpg), and a pic of a guy’s crotch in tighty whiteys with a hard-on (mine.jpg).
I swear, it’s Attack of the Mad Libs or something.
The “Married and Down Low” Reply
This one came from “Catrice Strickland”:
hey, straight guy here curious of this, wife just went out of town and i am wanting to try... nGee, guy, if you want to stay married, maybe you shouldn’t use your wife’s e-mail address for cruising. She might find out.
(You’ll note that other bot posts came from Syble and Mariela, also women’s names, and the only Nga I’ve ever met was also female. Suggestion to the bot programmers: use only male names on replies to Men Seeking Men ads.)
All five of these had Hotmail return addresses, and all with the full name that was listed as the owner plus one or two random trailing characters. So there’s another bot spot technique.