2010 05 21
Comment Spam, 2.0

Posted by in: Metablog

For years I wondered why comment spammers didn’t try to sneak comments into discussion threads by re-posting existing (legitimate) comments in that thread, but with a link back to their site in their signature. The illusion of topicality would make it harder for human and spam filter alike to catch on. Alas, just a month or two ago I started to see this technique show up on this site. Congratulations so far go to D.C. and Steve: Some bot found you worth emulating.

Also, gosh I’m busy these days.

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