Fly trap? An interesting way of capturing comment spam

Some time ago, I added a post on some of the more unusual comment spam I received at this site: “It’s fantastic that you are getting thoughts from this paragraph”: Greatest comment spam. In the post, I included direct quotations from some of the funnier comments I’d received.

Recently, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon: all the comment spam I receive now is to my posting on comment spam. My guess is that the spammers search for known comment spam sentences and then attempt to post to that entry, on the assumption that the presence of the quotations means that the blog owner is automatically approving all comments.

Either way, it makes my life a lot easier: if you comment on that page, you are almost certainly a spammer.


“It’s fantastic that you are getting thoughts from this paragraph”: Greatest comment spam

One of my fun tasks every day is emptying the comment spam. There’s always something worth reading. Until now, I’ve been trashing them. But I think I’ll start preserving the better ones here. This is a post that should be updated a lot! Read the rest of this entry »


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