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“Sir Spam-a-Lot” or “Best Blog EVAR!”

In a single day last week, I received the following comments on various posts on my blog. Although I was momentarily taken aback by the response, I quickly realized that this was a very cleverly designed attempt to bypass my spam filters once, so they could spam to their heart’s content later.

Linda Cone: “I’ve been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.”

This was in relation to “People I Hate in WoW” or “People I Love in WoW”, a half-gripe, half-praise post dominated by two small screenshots.

Jennifer Sosa : “Great blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol”

Uh what? I know they were trying to be cute and personal, but this was plain dumb.

Rita Simpson: “I think this is one of the most significant info for me. And i am glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things, The website style is perfect, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers”

This comment was made on “Champions Online: Six Months Later” or “Super Powered Fiascos”, a 100-word quick post about the state of the game 6 months post-launch. If that is ‘significant info’ for you, you need a tad more excitement in your life.

Rita Simpson: “Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful info specifically the last part :) I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain information for a long time. Thank you and good luck.”

Same as above, different post.

Rita Simpson (yeah, she’s prolific): “Just desire to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity in your post is simply excellent and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.”

Oh look, it’s Rita, my number one fan again! This was a again a post commenting on the grind-oriented mess Champions online had to offer, and I sincerely doubt anything in the subject matter made me an ‘expert on the subject’.

Cindy Morrison: “I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am quite certain I will learn lots of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!”

Oh for the love of god!

Anyone else come across anything similar in their spam folders?



Categories: Spam
  1. February 12, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    All the time, and you can tell right away it’s spam because the comment is very general, uppity, and often full of spelling and grammatical mistakes, clearly a copy and paste job they spam on high traffic posts on blogs — and the biggest tell, their website leads to some iffy place trying to sell you cheap laptops or purses or something or another. Though it is pretty funny sometimes to read these comments to a totally unrelated post, see them agreeing to my rants or jokes about sexing up Garrus in ME2 or something 😛

  2. 32ndlaw
    February 13, 2011 at 1:46 am

    One of the sneakiest ones I got was “Thank you for posting this.” I’m actually not sure if it was a bot or not to this day…but I spammed it anyway.

  3. Castamere
    February 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    What’s the endgame on these spam posts? In your samples they don’t even mention some keylogger ridden website to send you to or anything. Are you supposed to click their profile name and follow some circuitous trail to a site like mmogamerc mentioned, sells you hand bags and laptops?

    By the way I am very impressed with the perfect layout and excellent design of your blog, it’s fast speeds, and it’s information that is specific to my nonspecific needs. I especially like the middle part but not so much the first or last parts. Look forward to the next! 🙂

  4. February 15, 2011 at 12:30 am

    We all get them. But unlike you, I approve them. Because I like the attention. /aloneforever.

    Anyways, I just approve them and set the author to stay on ‘comment approval needed’ just to make sure it just wasn’t an overly positive remark without a point, just to get that autopost approval. And if their statement is so generic, you can just edit it for them and fill in the blanks 😀

    They are spammers trying to send out random generic comments like the above to get you, as the blogger, to approve them as a commenter, so that they can freely comment without the editors approval. Once they get in with these generic ‘Oh, I’m so glad I found your very informative posting about this subject. P.S. I bet you are super smart and handsome.’ they will then show up in about 2 weeks spamming every single one of your every post with comments like ‘OMG, I have 4 inches more of Epeen, and so can you, come to the site http://www.4inchesmoreepeen.com.”

    Also, I’m not very happy with you for stealing my comment idea. It was hilarious.

  5. February 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    @MMOGamerChick – Yes, but just the fact that it gives you a moment’s pause tells me that one day you could slip up!

    @32ndlaw – What are the first 31 laws?

    @Castamere – I damn near put YOU in my spam filter!

    @Mr. Meh – I have bookmarked that website and will give you a full feedback post on it shortly! 😉

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