Thursday, April 15, 2010

More Grumblies

We've got a "contact us" form on the website.  It's supposed to be set up so that just hitting the "submit" button on a blank form doesn't do anything, but blank e-mails keep coming through.  I suspect some automated annoy-a-tron is filling in spaces or something.  Although heaven knows why, there's no "respond-to" address attached to them.

Today, however, I got one with an e-mail address and this message:

"We are interested to increase traffic to your website, please get back to us in order to discuss the possibility in further detail."

Riiiiight.  I know there's some interesting little quirks between UK and US English, such as the construction "difference to" being normal on the other side of the big pond.  However, I don't think the above "interested to" construction is one of those quirks. 

I am tempted to respond that I'm not interested in hiring someone to promote my website who doesn't have a firm grasp of English grammar.  I am also reminding myself that responding to spammers just confirms your e-mail address is valid.