Monday, 4 January 2010

Spamless SPAM - What's The Point

Lately I have noticed an increasing amount of SPAM in my blog's comments section. One common post links to what looks like a porn site and is particularly distasteful.

I can understand the point, albeit lame, of SPAM that tries to sell you something or divert you to a website but there is also another type popping up. This is anonymous generic praise SPAM with no sales pitches or links included. The last two I received were posted by "Anonymous" and read like this.

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

It is extremely interesting for me to read the article. Thank author for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.
Comments or praise that does not make any mention of the subject of the blog post it is attached to always raises my suspicions. So I googled both of the phrases above and found that they were posted to many many other blogs. So what is the point.

The only thing I can come up with is that spammers are testing new robotic SPAM posting software and we should be prepared for a deluge.

Comments anyone - real ones, that is.

3 comments:

Hilary said...

Thank you for this theory! I've been getting this spam and just couldn't figure out why on earth it would exist. That makes a lot of sense. So on a moderated blog, if I've approved one, I wonder if that makes me more of a target?

rww said...

Got another slew of SPAM posted today so I turned on Bloggers word verification feature. Hopefully I will not have to go to full moderation.

rww said...

Well the word verification feature seemed to solve that problem so I would recommend that to everyone.