The one nice thing about the blog software that I use is that I don’t have to monitor my comments for spam comments. The set up puts suspected spam into a special section and every now and then I have to go in and clean it out. Generally speaking, it does a good job. Every now and then, one gets through the filter and I have to mark it as spam.
But this morning the spam filter caught a couple of good ones that I think are along the lines of thought that say if one were to sit at a typewriter and randomly type characters over an infinite amount of time, one could produce the collected works of Shakespeare. In theory, one could write a computer program that would generate the letters and you could just let it run in the background.
Since most of the spam that we get is computer generated, it is logical then to assume that every now and then, the comments posted to a particular blog piece should be more relevant than normal. That is what happened this morning.
Some computer somewhere (the IP address suggests Germany) posted two comments to the piece that I posted on 26 December 2009 – “That One Singular Gift”:
Sometimes it’s really that simple, isn’t it? I feel a little stupid for not thinking of this myself/earlier, though.
Great idea, thanks for this tip!
And then, after this was initially posted, came this comment from the same spammer?
Great idea, but will this work over the long run?
They are still spam comments and they have been deleted but they do fit the piece I wrote, don’t you think?