Spam Flattery

You’re familiar with email spam, but what you may not know is that people also try and spam blogs by posting comments that in effect are actually advertisements. Some of these spammers are cleaver and don’t come right out making a pitch for their product. What they hope for is that you will read their comment then be curious to click on a link to another website associated with their name. Spelling and grammatical mistakes may be accidental, or intentional to make them appear more like an every day person, but most misspelled words are probably attempts to confuse computer spam filters. Viagra can be spelled wrong so many ways it’s difficult to catch them all.

To prevent spam, many blogs are moderated and must be approved before posting. Spammers must believe in the adage that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, and often post flattering remarks. Those doing the reviewing are human, and may be more likely to accept a comment praising their site. If you use Google or other search engine and look for the comments below, you will see that most, if not all, of them have appeared on other sites.

Most of the spam on this site is identified by WordPress, however I manually review them before deleting. Here are some of the spam comments I’ve received since starting this blog:

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About Daniel Ginsberg, MD, FACP

I'm an internal medicine physician and have avidly applied computers to medicine since 1986, when I wrote my first medically oriented computer programs. So yes, that means I'm at least 35-years-old!
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4 Responses to Spam Flattery

  1. idiotprufs says:

    I think you get more spam than I get actual comments.

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  3. Yet some more “comments”:

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  4. insatticast says:

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