Friday Fun with Stupid Comments Turns Out to Be Not Much Fun

What the heck, I said this morning, it’s Friday, the last Friday before a holiday week next week, so let’s have some fun. I set out to explore the creativity embedded in blog comments that are distributed en-masse but disguised to look like they’re actually individual comments for individual posts.

I see patterns. Comments like this…

Good stuff… Just killing some time browsing searches and found your post. Great looking website. I’ll have to save the page to come back. Cheers

…look reasonable at first glance. But then you discover they’re posted in excruciating mass repetition on multiple posts on multiple blogs, to embed links and gain artificial search engine advantage. That exact same comment, word for word, was posted on four different posts on two different blogs by four different people at almost exactly the same time.

I thought I’d seen some that reminded me of the Mexican comedian Cantinflas, master of double talk. Or of the Dilbert mission statement generator. But not really. These just aren’t that good. Here are other examples:

I do trust all of the ideas you have presented on your post. They’re very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very short for starters. Could you please lengthen them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.

Good point. I i never thought of it this way before.Very very informative. We have learned alot through your blog many thanks. Ill put your advice to work. Thanks!

Hey man! I completely agree with your thoughts. I really appreciate what you’re providing here.

I thought it was going to be some boring old post, but it really compensated for my time. I will post a link to this page on my blog. I am sure my visitors will find that very useful.

Each of these appeared on multiple posts on multiple blogs. Clever?

No, actually. Not that clever at all. I just went through ten pages of this crap without one of them clever enough to merit a post. Dammit. I thought I’d seen some Cantinflas-like doubletalk as the spam comments scrolled by, but actually, no. Not clever, just annoying.

So much for Friday fun. Damn you spammers.

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