When we switched over to the new server last week, there were some glitches about comments. Marcus Ranum alerted me to the fact that some comments by long time commenters were going straight to the spam folder and not even being queued for moderation, so I went into that folder and rescued them. While doing so, I had to read a lot of genuine spam and two things struck me. One is the sheer volume of spam and the other is the quirky nature of so many of the comments, their peculiar choice of words (‘fastidious’ and ‘peer’ seem to be popular for some reason) and their general lack of grammar and coherence.
Here’s a sample:
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These comments are obviously generated by some bot somewhere to try and dupe spam filters but I am at a loss why the bots think that these seemingly random aggregations of words and phrases have a better chance of getting through than a coherent message.