I got a spam comment about two weeks ago – and have been meaning to share it because:
- it’s funny!
- it’s instructive
I’ve got the ‘GASP’ plug in installed here on Da Spoon, so to post a comment you have to tick the checkbox. SO that eliminates ‘robot’ spam. However there’s an army of ‘human spammers’ who are surfing the blogosphere dropping crappy comments in the hope of getting a backlink or two.
Here’s a clue to you guys that gives you away and gets your comment marked as spam without even being read:
- including keywords in your ‘name’ field
- no avatar associated with your comment
Seriously if there’s no avatar – just the default profile – you go in the spam bin.
But there’s a more dedicated strain of human spammers. [Read more…]