Exposed: A Blog Comment Spammer's Source Template
I've been getting a LOT of Blog Comment Spam lately, just in the at two weeks. I run all my comments through the Akismet Service, and I pay for it. However, this particular flavor of spam has been making it through consistently. It has a pattern, through, and I'd been trying to figure it out when this LARGE comment showed up.
Apparently while they were messing about trying to spam me, they posted their entire source template.
I'm embedding it below as a Gist, rather than copy/pasting it into my blog engine. It's so spammy, I'd hate to get delisted from Google looking rather like a splog.
Note the comments for the Gist as well.
One fellow says
"I used to do comment spam and this is not the most advanced one."
Really? Does one put Comment Spammer on their resume?
Another comment says that we're hating on spammers. We should embrace them because:
"Sure for the 1% of super popular blogs out there this might be unnecessary, but in a world filled with bloggers blogging blogs most people never read, the fake recognition and pleasantry might be just what these writers need."
I'm pretty sure that fake comment spam isn't as emotionally uplifting as you think.
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Your comments, Dear Reader? Cue spam comment-related jokes...now.
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