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Lovable spam

The creators of comment spam, in endeavoring to have their comments and their associated links approved by humble blog-operators, are endlessly creative. Today, I couldn’t help pausing and savoring this one, before zapping it into oblivion:

Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

Shame indeed on those search engines. Come back again, flattering spam bot, anytime!

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Philosophical spam

Kant: spammer?I’ve recently noticed a new trend in comment spam. I get perhaps fifty or more spam comments on this website per day at the current time. (Comments are moderated so none of them actually get published.) As anyone in a similar boat would be aware, most of them are long strings of gibberish with links embedded to whatever websites the spammers are attempting to promote. The comments, I’m sure, are left by machines rather than by real people. Very often, the websites being promoted appear to be ones dealing in pharmaceuticals like Viagra and Cialis. (Proving yet again, I suppose, that sex is about the only thing that generates real profit on the internet.) Continue reading Philosophical spam