Saturday, December 26, 2009

Spam Comments

Written 26 December, 2009

Spam Comments

For some months now I've been regularly getting comments on a blogpost here.

The posts are made in pictograph format, so I've no idea what they say. I was actually considering okaying the first when a second, identical post rolled in. I rejected the first post, and I've been regularly rejecting the more than 100 identical follow-ups.

Lately other posts have been getting strange comments. Some seem vaguely complementary in bad English, like this:

Great article as for me. It would be great to read more about that matter. Thnx for sharing that material.

The above comment was from someone named Sex Lady. I was tipped off, thought, because her tag below had an embedded link that read Escorts.

Other comments are unreadable, like so:

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They all go in the trash can.

I suspect internet villains somewhere across the oceans are phishing with these faux comments, hoping one gets approved.

If that were every to happen, I'm certain, I would be deluged.

I hope whoever is doing that got coal in their Christmas stocking.

2 comments:

Brickhouse Frog said...

I was getting the same comments left on my blog too, I rejected them all, and finally they stopped, I hope they stop for you too.

Josue Habana said...

The reason people do this is for the link back to their sites... in using an odd name to comment, it helps their rankings with Google to have links embedded under the name.

So, for example, if someone was trying to sell funny tshirts, they might comment on someone's blog calling themselves 'Funny TShirts' in the name section with the link being their shirt store, or whatever.... It's all about the Google rankings.

However, your comment links on this blog are No Follow... so there's no benefit really to be had. Some spammers fail to realise this, it seems.

Reject, reject, reject. Spam... the pollutant of the internet.