Comment Spam! — New Gambit (at least to me)

Anyone receiving similar comment spam is invited to discuss it or describe it in a comment for this post!

On one of my other blogs, I just received very similar comments that were obviously from the same source, but different “authors,” TY and BROCK. I found other similar or identical posts on the internet recently from the same URL by LIONEL, MARCEL, and ANTONIO.

from “disaster recovery planning software”

Just checking in. I am trying to start my own blog on data floppy recovery.I notice
your template is much different from other blogs. Do you have a choice or source of
blog templates?. Thank you very much, BROCK

and from “data center disaster recovery,” but the same URL, there was

Hi, nice blog how long has it been up? I never installed blog software and need to for my theme on restore data protection.I am not a web expert. Did you blog take long to learn?. Thank you very much, TY

From the later example, I did a Google search on the phrase “nice blog how long has it been up.”

From the same address, Marcel wrote,

I like this blog layout I am have a built a url and need to theme it based on disaster recovery.This blog looks like it took a ton of time to build. How long does it take to establish a blog like this?. Thanks, MARCEL

and Ty shows up again on someone else’s blog with an identical comment to one he sent me.

Hi, nice blog how long has it been up? I never installed blog software and need to for my theme on restore data protection.I am not a web expert. Did you blog take long to learn?. Thank you very much, TY

One point that I would like to make is that some of these guys are learning. They are posting what seems to be an authentic post and are limiting the number of links that they include. If you take a little time, though, it’s clear that they haven’t read a thing in your blog.

My blog that he, she, or they posted to is one where I post a poem a day from the “old master’s.” I use WordPress and a pretty standard template.

I figure it’s probably one of those Nigerian wife, sister, cousin (fill-in-the-blank) of the deposed, exiled, killed (another blank) president, prime-minister, etc., ect., ……………

The point is that it’s spam — comment spam — and it’s a little different.

11 Responses to “Comment Spam! — New Gambit (at least to me)”

  1. Mike Says:
    UPDATE!!!!Got another similar comment, with the same URL, on one of my other blogs:Hi, I never installed blog software and need to for my theme on linux recovery disaster.My friend told me blogs are hard to maintain. Is this true?. Thanks, DONNELL
  2. Mike Says:
    Another one:Hello! I am creating a website based on compaq restore disk.Does a blog help you get more traffic to your website. I get on traffic at all right now.. Peace, WALLY
  3. Dave Says:
    I’ve been getting a lot of these too. Very annoying, but also kind of clever in that it plays on the generally nature of bloggers to allow conversation.Another variation I’ve seen is the trackback that uses similar language, and points to a blog filled with auto-generated BS that on first glance looks legitimate, until you start reading and realize it doesn’t really say anything substantive, and that all the entries are very similar.
  4. Mike Says:
    ERWIN is another one asking about data recovery and blogs…. same URL as all the rest.Just checking in. I am have a built a url and need to theme it based on computer data recovery.Can you have multiple blogs on what domain? Is that feasible?. Thanks for your time, ERWIN
  5. Mike Says:
    Dave,Thanks for commenting. I agree that it is very clever — and annoying, which is why I am “documenting” my experience with them. Hopefully there will be a few others who read it.I absolutely detest those web sites with auto-generated content. That’s kind of what I was expecting with these as I started checking them out.
  6. North Farnham Freeholder » Blog Archive » So now my article on comment spam has been hit by — you guessed it — comment spam!! Says:
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  7. Mike Says:
    Erwin hit me again! EXACT same wording!Just checking in. I am have a built a url and need to theme it based on computer data recovery.Can you have multiple blogs on what domain? Is that feasible?. Thanks for your time, ERWIN
  8. Mike Says:
    Another comment spam from that “data center disaster recovery” person…. on a poem, The Forsaken Merman by Mathew Arnold. Needless to say, like all comment spam, I deleted it. The comment spam said:Great post! I also agree on that one ;) I will add you to my bookmarks so I can view later on! David
  9. Mike Says:
    Here’s another one, except this time he didn’t leave a name — and it’s on the same poem — The Forsaken Merman! This comment spam said:Excellent site! Great comments and I look forward to coming back to read more. I love the blog template :0)
  10. Mike Says:
    And the “data recovery center” comment spam saga continues. This one was on my Chronicles of the American Civil War blog which consists of republication of news articles and diary entries from the current date in 1862! Again, he didn’t leave a name. The comment said:I really love this page. The comments and information is great. Keep up the great job.Unbelievable efforts :-) .
  11. Redwolf Says:
    I have an old personal site on at&t that nobody reads, and normally gets about 1 guestbook comment per year.In the last week I’ve gotten 3 “guestbook spam” messages similar to the comment spam you describe. There is an innocuous, non=specific comment,
    “Cool guestbook, interesting information… Keep it UP. excellent site i really like your stuff.” along with a link in the guestbook entry
    and some html in their comments. On the at&t guestbook, however, the html shows up as plain text, not links.

Post from one of my abandoned blogs – North Farnham Freeholder – recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine; January 2014


 

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