This is not a popular blog. It’s rarely updated, and fits a pretty specific niche. So, I use an external comment manager called IntenseDebate. It holds all first-time comments for approval, and allows you to mark them as spam or permit them. Permitted commenters will not be held for review after their initial approval.
Over 99% of the comments I get are spam, and most of them are quite easy to detect. But spammers are getting a little more creative, and I thought I’d let others share in my amusement. Here’s a recent spam message:
It almost looks authentic. It sure sounds very Linux-y. But it has nothing to do with the actual post, and uses a couple of nonsense words that don’t even show up in a web search.
This next one actually seems like it might have something to do with the post I wrote (which has to do with auto-selecting a USB headset when it is plugged in):
However, once again there is a nonsense word, this time in the opening sentence. Also, it seems to reference Ubuntu’s 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” release, which came out in November of 2011, as if it were in the future. Not to mention the fact that I made mention in the blog post that I am an Arch Linux user, not an Ubuntu user.
This next post, however, quite literally made me laugh out loud:
Now that’s just lazy.