Blog Spam (Was: Telecommuting)
ash_cpan at firemirror.com
Tue Dec 13 14:19:09 GMT 2011
On 13 Dec 2011, at 14:10, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 13:50, Smylers <Smylers at stripey.com> wrote:
>> Nicholas Clark writes:
>>> I was also amused by the (current) second comment, which is actually
>>> Thanks for taking the time to discuss about this, I feel strongly
>>> about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, would
>>> you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely
>>> helpful for me.
>>> followed by a link to a completely unrelated e-commerce site.
>> Yeah, blog spammers seem to have a battery of anodyne comments, with
>> gushing so vague it could reasonably apply to information on a wide
>> range of subjects.
> One my blog got hit with (if 300 counts as a hit) was a series of
> short comments like that but with exact one misspelling consisting of
> a letter transposition. No link associated with it. Quite weird -
> wasn't sure what it was trying to achieve, maybe poisoning
> bayes/cluster filters with broken (but unusual) words so that they'd
> be "learnt" over time as signals for ham.
"Never attribute to malice that which can be explained through incompetency."
The other possibilities is some numpty bought an automated tool and forgot to enter the url properly.
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