Tom Gilson

Insight Into the World of Spam

This is a partially obscured screenshot from my comment-spam screen earlier this week. These two comments advertise two different commercial interests and were posted from two different IP addresses, both served from the same Seattle-based Internet Service Provider. Apparently they relied on two different computer-based translation tools.

Otherwise the two comments obviously came from the same source.

(Click the image for a larger version.)

Another spam comment this week said the big problem with my blog was too many misspelled words.

What do they think they’re accomplishing with this?

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