Spam 2.0

Hey guys ‘n gals! Just wanted to warn you of a new comment-spam technique I’ve come to identify here at KUR. The M.O. goes something like this:

  • Spammer picks a random comment from a past post/thread
  • Spammer copies said comment
  • Spammer pastes said comment to the same post, with a signature link leading to what appears to be a harmless weblog
  • Ignorant KUR moderator (moi, that is) approves comment
  • Spammer happy!
  • Happy spammer turns harmless weblog into dubious link-fest

Lesson to be learned: be aware of “new” comments that already look familiar to you — the author/spammer’s signature link will be a dead giveaway, as their sites all look identical. I’m monitoring this closely so it shouldn’t be much of a problem. Still, if a comment you wrote shows up again, signed by someone else: you’ll know what’s going on. Feel free to contact me when that happens.

4 Responses to “Spam 2.0”

  1. urbangraffito says:

    Yes, Barry. I noticed one of my comments was used in this manner. At first, I thought someone was just trying to be funny, not the more diabolical actions of a devious spammer – fucking scum that they are (may an enormous electric banana be perpetually shoved up their poopshute for all eternity).

    I will endeavour to be more diligent.

  2. Sharleena says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    …a devious spammer – fucking scum that they are (may an enormous electric banana be perpetually shoved up their poopshute for all eternity).

    Oh, dear..! (this is not spam :-) )

  3. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Sharleena:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    …a devious spammer – fucking scum that they are (may an enormous electric banana be perpetually shoved up their poopshute for all eternity).

    Oh, dear..! (this is not spam :-) )

    Just food for thought for spammers out there, dear Sharleena – if they’re going to screw around with a FZ related weblog, they got what’s coming to them…

  4. Hugh says:

    SPAM . . . BAD!
    SPAM IN CAN . . . VERY BAD!
    BEWARE OF ALL SPAM.
    SPAM. SPAM. SPAM. SPAM. SPAM.
    SPAM. SPAM. SPAM. SPAM. SPAM.

    Let’s see them copy that. Ha!

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