Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Pop quiz - Are Spammers getting more stupid? You decide!

They've been deleted now, but before they head off to Digital Heaven once and for all I felt compelled to make some comment about the latest round of comment spam I just got.

It seems that this new breed of comment spam involves making a few vague statements about something that may (or may not) be related to the article that it is attached to, a few thinly veiled compliments about the blog, and an obvious link to whatever it is the bastard's trying to hock.

Here's one of my favourites.

Ververs clicks with CBS for 'Public' blog
After a controversial run-in with bloggers last year that helped sink "60 Minutes Wednesday," CBS News' "nonbudsman" is on the job.
delore dartrite is the owner of
arthritis treatment
which is a premier resource for arthritis treatment information.
for more information, go to http://www.acearthritis.com

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a arthritis treatment site/blog. It pretty much covers arthritis treatment related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

I've broken the links so they won't take you anywhere if you click on them.

I don't know if this is commonplace, or how long this strategy has been in operation, but I just can't believe that spammers think people are so stupid as to not realise that what they are looking at is spam.

Here's another one.

Nexaweb Showcases Benefits of RIAs at Inaugural Developer Conference
A reader asked how they could sort a set of directory paths in ColdFusion. The answer isn't that complex, and like most things in ColdFusion it can be Aug.
This site is great, nice job!!

I have a penis enlargment pill info site. It is about penis enlargment pill articles and stuff.

Drop by when you can, nice site here!

Original, but really stupid.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Singing the blues for Rio
After last week's announcement that the company that makes the Rio line of MP3 players will exit the portable music market, many bloggers are weighing in on what may have caused the products' demise and what ...
i checked out your blog and i say... not too shabby ..lol.. care to do me the favour and check out mine about dui defense lawyer .. lemme know what you think. Amanda

Leonard King said...

Oh, such sweet, delicious irony!

Colin Smith said...

Ha! Unbelievable. The first paragraph just makes no sense. Like real spam!

The advertising dollar payoff for this type of activity must be quite slim. Makes you wonder why they do it really.

Leonard King said...

Ha! Unbelievable. The first paragraph just makes no sense. Like real spam!
More like a real comment on a weblog. Some of that stuff reads like it's been written by a 5 year old.

The advertising dollar payoff for this type of activity must be quite slim. Makes you wonder why they do it really.

Because they can automate it. I've had spam comments show up seconds after I post. I think the system looks for new posts on places like Blogger and automatically slaps the spam on. Because most bloggers tend to have some interest in technology they can keep the comment part kind of generic and expect to get away with it.

Stupider and stupider.