Recently, I have been receiving highly critical spam comments. Here is one typical example:
What a waste of time. You’re [sic] poor english [sic] made this article hard to read. Learn to write.
I have to admit I am puzzled by the psychology of this. One form that spam comments take is to give an effusive but generic compliment (“Your blog is great!”), presumably to flatter me so that I won’t delete it. It never works but I can understand the strategy.
But I am totally baffled by what the spammer hopes to achieve with an insult.