This is a bit off topic really, but I’ve been generally quite amused by watching the spam that comes in to this blog. Virtually no real people actually read this, and I’m yet to have a real comment, but I get regular comments from spam bots.
These comments I believe are only there for the links they provide, and I can only imagine that they’re either hoping that I don’t have approval on or that I might approve one by accident. I can’t really see the value, really. But I thought I’d share some.
I think the ones that have the most chance of an accidental approval are the short generic comments that are compliments:
I am not sure where you are getting your information, but good topic.Anonymous Evil Spammer
I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
Thanks for magnificent information I was looking for this info for my mission.
Note the high quality of English. This seems to be a theme – I think that the scammers end to use bad English on purpose as they’re not interested in talking to intelligent people, but in this case it’s just that English is their second language. I followed this one up out of interest, and they’re linking to a profile page on a forum, which in turn links to their site.
Most of the comments are over the top though, either with stupid details or excessive praise:
Hello.This adticle was really fascinating, particularly since I was looking for thoughts on this topic last Sunday.Evil Weekend Spammer
Wow, this paragraph is fastidious, my sister is analyzing these things, therefore I am going to tell her.Family-friendly Evil Spammer
You should be a part of a contest for one of the best websites on the net.Generous Evil Spammer
I’m going to highly recommend this blog!
I always thought this blog was the best website on the net!
There are quite a lot of spam comments containing nonsense text:
With one of these Dentist Games For Girls, a number of immediately become like children again. Lastly, an easy kissing game is called Eyes Accessible. You should probably throw a few animals in their too.Insane Evil Spammer
This looks like they’ve put together some randomly generated text to avoid being spotted by a spam filter. This one made me laugh! We all like a Dentist Game, and who would have thought of making one especially for girls? What a great idea. With kissing and animals!
This one linked to a blog that appeared to be advertising books. Odd.
Some of these are a lot longer, with completely unrelated paragraphs. I had one that first paragraph was about Jesus, then went on to talk about marketing, then tell me that Micheal is a cheat, then offer some advice on risk taking and then tell me the authors role model is his brother. I think this was probably a set of paragraphs taken from random posts online to look more natural to a spam filter.
Off Topic Blatant Spam
Quite a lot of the spam posts are contain some “useful” bit of information
BLACKJACK Blackjack ‘s one of the most important card games.Informative Evil Spammer
The objective of blackjack will be get a hand combination which always be close to 21, without going completed.
This was indeed for a casino site.
Some of them are really simple:
All Տwiss pocket knivess of course have a knife.Evil Captain Obvious Spammer
There’s two things that I have noticed that if you’re an aspiring spam bot writer you should take note of:
- The posts are always to the last post on the first page. This makes spotting them much easier! I really do mean always too – I have never had a spam post that is not on the last post of the first page. I presume then there’s one major provider of spam bots and that’s how it works.
- They often seem to come in pairs, although usually with a slight formatting difference. Not sure why – maybe there are two different styles of formatting and one doesn’t always work?
Anyway, thought I’d share my spam. Hope this was at least a bit entertaining and interesting!