Spam and Website Comments
As anyone knows who writes a blog a tremendous number of spam comments are attempted on each site DAILY. The wordpress spam filter does a great job of filtering them and not allowing them to appear on the site. Every once in a while I check my spam queue to see what kind of comments are in there. For some reason there are quite a few of them in Polish:
“…oczy podciagal sie naprzod. Staral sie zamieniac kolejne uderzenia bolu w energie psychiczna, ktora doczekal sie zadnej reakcji. Slyszycie mnie…”
You get the picture. These are very long and come from a variety of sources. There are a huge number from people trying to sell Ugg boots, electronic cigarettes, pharmaceuticals and website optimization services. Plenty of porn stuff mixed in there too.
The sad part to me is when I get spam from automation or industrial-related companies. An example is from a conveyor company who posted on my “Build Your Own Conveyor” topic. The spam filters caught it because the comment was as follows:
“Great blog right here! Additionally your site a lot up fast! What web host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your associate hyperlink in your host? I desire my website loaded up as fast as yours lol”
This is typical of a lot of spam comments but in this case it actually came from someone promoting the usage of their wheel conveyors. As someone who has pride in their site and wants feedback from people interested in my topics this is the saddest case of all. I have also received spam like this from Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing companies and Project Management related sites. With just a little tweaking of their wording into a topic-related post it would have made it through the filters and gotten some free publicity for their company in the form of a backlink.
From reading up on spamming apparently this stuff works in a lot of cases. WordPress does a good job of filtering it out but I imagine a lot if it is just automated to go out indiscriminately to millions of sites. It is sort of depressing to think about the mentality of the kind of people who do this though.