Saturday, August 14, 2010


Sometimes a spam comment will show up on an old post - one I am sure no one is reading any longer. This from an early 2007 comment thread:
I usually go with my family to a some village specially because we like to know the people and the places. I believe the people are more helpful and kind than people of the city.
I love to go with my couple, he usually buy viagra (hyperlink) and we enjoy too much our privacy.
I'm pretty sure "katty" isn't a native English speaker.


Paul_In_Houston said...

I got this one on my post "Congress shall pass no law that excludes its' own members!"...

Anonymous said...

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I left it place and answered with my own comment...

The comment above, by Anonymous, appears to be an example of what neo-neocon occasionally highlights as Spambot of the Day.

Her's are far more interesting than mine (so far; in my defense, she's had a bit of a head start in this game. :-)

The usual clues are a wonderful looseness in the language, being as ambiguous as fortune cookies and horoscope predictions, and an absolute lack of any trace on the site meter (Stat Counter in my case; I'd love to know how they pull that off).

Though some (perhaps many; I don't get enough to evaluate that yet) have links to sites they want you to visit, others (like this one) seem to be put up for no other reason than to show that they can be.

I suspect that reason (a variant of the "Everest Principle") to be the case here.

Before settling on "ambiguous" above, I considered "enigmatic" (which I found defined as "great significance hidden in mysterious and challenging form"; thereby ruling that one out) and "obscure" ("suggests meaning hidden in difficult form, sometimes not worth digging out", making it a prime contender).

I finally decided that "ambiguous" was more consistent with my fortune cookie and horoscope prediction comparison.


Dubbahdee said...

I usually just get chinese characters with hyperlinks to oriental porn sites. At least yours are funny.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I get those as well. I can usually delete them pretty quickly.