The best comments spam

Posted on November 15, 2010


One of the annoying things about spam has been that it’s often like having someone rude butt into a conversation in order to completely change the topic to something they’re interested in. Well, with blog spam the spammers have finally gotten smart and are now trying to place comments that actually look like they’re trying to engage with the blog post. The result is comments like:

It was certainly interesting for me to read the article. Thanx for it. I like such themes and everything that is connected to them. I would like to read more soon. BTW, pretty good design you have at that blog, but don’t you think it should be changed from time to time? I mean it :)

or, the rather more smarmy sounding:

This is second incident that I am scanning anything about modifying websites with the system. It seems that you are an super expert blogger. Your post is an excellent example of why I continue coming back to study your good quality content that is forever updated.

All that spammers care about, I gather, is that their link appears at the bottom of the comment (I have removed these, of course). The results are mixed – clearly the comments have to be very general if they are to be placed automatically. Still, some of the spam is so nice and positive that the hand slows a little before tossing it into the bin. You know the compliments are empty but they are still ever so slightly pleasant to read.

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