I posted a bit about the spam on this site before. It’s not like I have that many readers, but as far as I can tell, it’s worth a lot of Google Kudos ™ to get your site linked by other sites. The spam all contain completely unrelated links … unrelated to their content, unrelated to my content … completely non-sequitur.
Where am I going with this today? Well… it strikes me that while I have talked about the fact that no comments are posted to articles until I have approved at least one comment from a particular comment poster. Even though the hopeful SPAM posters (I’m somewhat convinced that at least some of them are human) seem to post comments without regard to this and even though, of them, the anti-spam plugins on my site seem to eliminate about 99% of them, in SPAM, like a horny teen-aged boy, hope springs eternal. That metaphor could have been worse… really.
Anyways, I think the chief method by which they hope that I approve their comment is flattery, but they don’t get it quite right. I’ve read quite a few of these as they go by, and they generally don’t scan, but this one in particular I feel like singling out for ridicule:
Its such as you read my mind! You appear to grasp a lot approximately this, like you wrote the ebook in it or something. I believe that you simply can do with a few percent to drive the message house a bit, but instead of that, that is fantastic blog. A great read. I’ll certainly be back.
There are a few similarities worth noting. They almost all talk about thinking alike. Creepy, really. The second sentence, “You appear to grasp a lot approximately this” feels like it’s been through Google translation one too many times. I see the complement — your blog is so good it reads like a book — even though a disjoint series of thoughts doesn’t read like a book at all.
The next sentence is a complete botch of another common theme: that you should write longer posts. “… to drive the message house…” … just “wow.” They almost always claim that they’ll return.
Sigh. But this comment was attached tentatively to my Explosion Proof Fridge article… which is more than a year old. Certainly, as Spam, “I’ll be back” is appropriate.