I have been amazed recently by the amount of spam comments this blog has been receiving. I have discovered that there are a couple different levels of spam:
1. The ugly spam. This spam has no bounds. It usually starts with a sentence that has either been poorly translated or created by someone that obviously does not speak English too well. After this comes a decent sized listing of links to sites mainly consisting of either ring tones, gambling, or porn. Example:
2. The slightly clever spam. At least you can tell this person put a little effort into their bot. It is still pretty obviously spam, but it is definitely a couple levels up from the ugly spam. The sentence is pretty ugly, but readable. I have no idea where that link goes, and I don’t want to know. Nice try “AddinidonarNe”.
3. The clever spam. The example below might not be the best, but hell – I just like it. Large Plastic Storage Boxes? I’m not even ashamed. We have all seen examples of clever spam. The comments that make you really have to think to figure out if it is a commenter with poor grammar, or spam. There are no direct links to other sites in the comment, but most likely a link in the name to a site full of advertisements.
So what am I getting at here? I’d like to see more of the clever spam, and less of the others. What will follow is a long list of tags and keywords to attract spam bots, and this time all clever spam will make it through my filter. Yay.
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