From what I understand, the goal of mass spam comments is to get people to click on their links. The comments are written to try to convince spam detectors that they’re legit comments rather than spam. Wordpress uses Akismet as a spam filter. If you haven’t stumbled across your comment spam inbox yet, go to “My Site” in WordPress and then click on “Comments” in the “Manage” section. There will be a menu bar near the top of the screen that lets you looks at all, pending, approved, spam, and trash. You can read more in my post on Managing Blog Spam
In the early part of last year I found that a fair number of legit comments were getting marked as spam, but this has greatly improved over the last couple months. The real spam comments seem to come and go in waves, and the content is variable. Sometimes they’re clearly advertisements, sometimes they’re written like generic but legit comments, and other times they’re just plain bizarre. I check my comment spam inbox somewhat regularly just in case some legit comments are getting captured, and it can be pretty amusing to read some of the spam.
Here are a few that caught my eye recently.
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- “I think that your web blog is rattling interesting and holds circles of great info.” I can’t be sure if the “rattling” here is nonsense or some random British slang word… it can be hard to tell sometimes.
Are there any particular comment spam gems you’ve gotten on your blog?