Aug 182008

Last updated on November 20th, 2015

I’ve noticed over the past few weeks how the content of comment spam hitting me has changed.  Previously there was a lot of sex and drugs related stuff with maybe one or two links surrounded by a lot of readable text about a garbage, unrelated subject.

Now I’m getting stuff with random words and a load of links that actually point somewhere that doesn’t seem to have dodgy content or anything – at least on the ones I’ve followed through.  The links are nearly always related to some content/tags/categories that I have within my blog – but not the actual posting.  This means that the blog is being scanned, a history built and stored, at least temporarily, and the delivered spam links are mated up to this history, content-wise, to look valid.

Also, the username and email are always unknown, unlike previously, when if they were Googled, I’d find that the “user” had almost simultaneously registered on heaps of blogs, bulletin board and forum websites.

I think these are tests for something else, although it could be an effect that I’m seeing of trying a different combination of spam prevention plugins and other measures on my website(s).

Two Examples – straight from the comments section:


Jean Sellers | | | IP:

pedatilobate undiametric sphagnum inlaut nonexistent symbolize preceding spad
Todd MacMillan – ERA Hamilton Real Estate
U.S. warns Americans in Venezuela
Police seek pickup in Louisiana serial killings

City of Lake Worth


The poster sent us ‘0 which is not a hashcash value.

Not Spam – Aug 18, 10:18 AM – [ View Post ]

Valeria Carrillo | | | IP:

zinzar vesiculase liturgiological badgerbrush triflingly seedily glom irritate
Trampolines Direct Online Shop
Mark Gilbert Photography


The Acousto-Optic Modulator and Optical Heterodyning
The Buddhist Library


The poster sent us ‘0 which is not a hashcash value.

Not Spam – Aug 18, 1:18 AM – [ View Post ]

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