Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blog Spamming: weird.

Since I don't post all that often to my blog-certainly not as much as I used to, when I had things to say-I have come in contact with one of the weirdest of online phenomena: blog spamming. This also happens with forums that have little traffic, and that whole thing makes no damn sense to me at all.

I'm the site admin of a very active mil/LE forum that my employer owns. We get the occasional Chinese spam bot posting links to knock off clothes and shoes. We also get similar posts from the representatives of armor companies, but that's another question for another time. Doing that on a high traffic forum (mine gets several hundred posts per day, with a membership of over 40,000), because even if all they do is laugh at it, the post will probably be seen.

Here, that doesn't happen. There just aren't that many people stumbling across my blog, and I don't have all that many people that care what I have to say anyway. What I do have, in large quantities, are spam bot posts. That's why I went to comment approval: the spam is not only weird, its retarded.

Here's what I don't understand: what good does it do to spend time creating posts and posting them where they don't get seen? Additionally, why spam without a link, at least? Makes no sense. They're weird, but kinda entertaining. Because they're somewhat strange, I thought you might get a little chuckle out of some of 'em. I'm going to kinda sort them, because there are themes.

This first one is very typical. Wherever there is an Intardweb connection, there's somebody who wants to sell "performance enhancers". This one is kind of unique in that they went through the trouble of posting a vid on YouT00b...that sucks. LOL! No music, no celebrity voice over, just a text based vid with a funny, disjointed comment about balloons. I'm going to change the links, but I'll leave the one to YouTube just for comedy value:

Naturomax is a high quality male improvement pill that’s guaranteed to improve your sex life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pobXsnw7CWs
I thought this next one almost had me believing that it was a serious comment from someone who was ESL (Engrish Second Language). There aren't any links in it, which makes me wonder why the time I was taken to compose it. This one, typical of spam posts, was a comment left on older posts, some of which had very little to do with the text of the comment. Using blogs as sources for papers is a dubious practice at best, but when the post is about something I did over the weekend or something like that, this doesn't make a lot of sense...unless the Chinese have a file on me, and Chinese kids are writing papers about this famous blogger and online personality. LOL!
Amiable dispatch and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you for your information.

This last one is a favorite of mine, simply for it's staggering arrogance. Sorry, dude, nobody has any idea who you are. Since you asked, Nicky, my opinion is that you're an asshat. I guess that means the Russian Mafia has a file on me now, too. LOL!

Sure, you’ve heard about me, because my fame is running in front of me,
my name is Nikolas.
Generally I’m a venturesome gambler. recently I take a great interest in online-casino and poker.
Not long time ago I started my own blog, where I describe my virtual adventures.
Probably, it will be interesting for you to find out my particular opinion on famous gambling projects.
Please visit my diary. http://outrageouslyarrogant.com I’ll be interested on your opinion..


Edited to add on 3/15/10: I got this today, the same Little Nicky with a different attitude. Had to add it just because:
Good day!

For sure you didn’t here about me yet,
friends call me Nikolas.
Generally I’m a venturesome analyst. all my life I’m carried away by online-casino and poker.
Not long time ago I started my own blog, where I describe my virtual adventures.
Probably, it will be interesting for you to find out my particular opinion on famous gambling projects.
Please visit my diary. (edited out because I ain't sendin' em traffic)I’ll be glad would you find time to leave your opinion


Awesome.

Just a few of the spam I regularly get. I've got some new 419 scam e-mails to post, too, but I gotta go dig 'em up again since I didn't file them when I got 'em. Turns out I get a lot of e-mail...most of which is spam, too! Thank God for filters, huh?

2 comments:

Haji said...

Wanna take a guess at which post got spammed by an online pharmacy bot this morning? LOL!

DirtCrashr said...

Get a teeny bit of Blogspam and don't understand it either. With Haloscan I was starting-to pick up a bunch of trackback spam, and that was obnoxious and I didn't get either. Why? How does it help or do anything - or is it just practicing to be an asshole? I delete 'em, it's not even a troll.