Choose Your Own Spam

Despite the fact that this is hardly a high traffic site (and probably doesn’t rise to the level of low traffic), I still get my share of comment spam. While almost all of it is caught by Akismet, the wonderful WordPress anti-spam plugin, a few pieces a week arrive in my mailbox for moderation.Trackback spam

With very few exceptions, the messages are very transparent attempts at flattering an administrator into clicking the Approve link and look very similar. Almost as if the comment was created from a template.

Today one spammer didn’t even bother with rudimentary edits and sent the templates for me to choose my own crap.

{I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. {It’s|It is} pretty worth enough for me. {In my opinion|Personally|In my view}, if all {webmasters|site owners|website owners|web owners} and bloggers made good content as you did, the {internet|net|web} will be {much more|a lot more} useful than ever before.| I {couldn’t|could not} {resist|refrain from} commenting.

I feel much better about my writing now.

They included about thirty other examples. If you’re interesting in going into the comment spam business, let me know. I’d be glad to forward the whole DIY package.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.