For reasons I can’t begin to fathom, my post about hellmouths has been getting absolutely slammed with spam comments…like twenty or more a day.  It’s an old post and not terribly “popular” according to WordPress.

Another hellmouth


And they’re clever spams, a lot of the time, by the standards of spam comments.  They generally begin with something like a complete sentence before launching into obviously NSFW urls.  Before that there were a lot of Russian spams (or something in Cyrillic anyway), and before that a crazy list of search terms, so it’s kind of interesting to watch the trends in spammery.  I’m still hopeful that one day I’ll land an awesome spam like Tenkar just got, that lucky duck!

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  1. The one thing that is immediately noticeable is the number of characters in that particular post’s URL. Perhaps the long title of that post makes it noticeable to whatever scripting algorithms are at work. My thinking is that the title is unusually long – a spambot might be programmed in such a way as to ‘consider’ it already ‘compromised’ in some way. Spambots aren’t necessarily sophisticated – it may be counting the number of dashes in the URL, for example.

    Look over the titles of all your posts and see if you can determine which ones have received the most spam.

    • You may be on to something there. The spammer urls are often very long too.

  2. hello blog friend!

    I am to see that you are also like in the role-play games. I am also like role-playing games. my friend Kishka and I make the funtime best role-playing action web at our blog site. Best videos number 1 !!!

    this not spam! Is serious friend request!

    • Whew, I thought that was spam!

      I also like the really short spam comments that play to people’s vanity. “That was a great article, it had just the info I was looking for!” (spammed to the rat on a stick recipe, among others) and “Very interesting, I think you’re right!” type things. Some even add “but your formatting could be better” or “By the way, what template are you using?”. Bastards.

  3. Yep, I feel like I just got hit on in a club by an Anti-MILF. It’s flattering that I made a radar somewhere, but if you are going to the effort of emailing me about my friggin’ blog, try reading at least ONE entry first. Or pretend that you did.

    I made better efforts with the book reports I faked by reading the first page, last page and book jacket back in my school days 😉

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