A Rise in Spam

I’m getting a rising number of spam comments — perhaps its because the site’s getting more hits. I’m a little baffled by them. They consist of two types.

1. Someone drops a comment in a thread about a product completely unrelated to the topic.

2. Someone drops a generic few phrases of praise in slightly incorrect English about how much they enjoyed the post, and the masterful way the topic is discussed.

I can’t quite figure out what spammers expect to get from the comments. NO ONE will ever buy a product or visit a page based on someone dropping in to a comment thread to advertise it. And why pretend to be involved in a thread? Is it so that we’ll visit the site attached to the comment, or so that the blog master or mistress will come to trust posts from that person, opening the door for more spam?

Strange and annoying.

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