“I am genuinely grateful to the owner of this site who has shared this great post at at this time.”Lisbeth Quintus Verdi (bot), 12/05/2020
So, I made a decision in an old post to allow random visitors of this site to make comments. I expected to receive nothing but generic wordpress spam comments, and I was pleasantly surprised to receive a steady stream of comic spam content, courtesy of a chain of Turkish movie streaming websites.
The comments I received all make nondescript and often nonsense praise for my post(s) and the comments all include valid emails address and realistic-looking names. Many of the posts seem designed to confuse spam filters.
While the number of spam comments is 65 and rising, I compiled some of the early comments I received here. The names below are italicized for stylistic purposes (and as you can see they never matched the name that was entered into the “name” field). All typos and editing errors from the bot’s comments are left unchanged. You can find many of these comments around the internet, as WordPress spam bots have been posting some of these comments for years, with only slight modifications.
Spam Batch 1 – “Everything is very open…”
|“I believe you have observed some very interesting points , thanks for the post. Keelia Forster Tavis “||11/14/2020 at 12:17 am||erotik|
|“I have been examinating out a few of your articles and i can state pretty good stuff. I will definitely bookmark your blog. Emilie Ferris Fleischer “||11/14/2020 at 11:56 am||erotik izle|
|“Everything is very open with a really clear explanation of the issues. It was truly informative. Your site is very helpful. Many thanks for sharing. Bidget Beltran Emarie “||11/15/2020 at 2:23 pm||sikis izle|
|“Appreciate it for this post, I am a big fan of this internet site would like to keep updated. Odella Ambrosi Vinia “||11/16/2020 at 6:18 am||erotik izle|
I liked the use of the non-word “examinating” in the third comment.
Spam Batch 2 – The Bot Downgrades its Game
In this batch, the website address the bot entered changed to from .org to .com and some comments became pure gibberish.
|“Someonme essentially help to make critically posts I would state. Adora Artie Riana “||11/21/2020 at 5:58 pm||film|
|“I really like and appreciate your article. Thanks Again. Fantastic. Flss Orin Elata “||11/22/2020 at 9:26 pm||film|
|“Its wonderful as your othher content :D, thanks for posting. Charlena Hubey Varrian “||11/25/2020 at 5:00 am||film|
Spam Batch 3 – Upper Class Twit Bot of the Year
In this batch the Turkish spam bot changed it’s website name again, this time to a .pw address, which wikipedia says is the web domain country code for the Island Nation of Palau. The random comments continued, and including some rather impressive bits of gibberish and nonsense:
|“Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Corette Wheeler Avelin “||11/29/2020 at 10:10 pm||film|
|“I love how cute and simple this is! My girls has been really into gardening lately. I should try this with them. Arielle Torry Squires “||12/02/2020 at 6:01 pm||film|
|“This is an excellent, an eye-opener for sure! Good job on this article! Good job on this article! You appear to know a lot about this. Dore Free Clotilde “||12/04/2020 at 12:41 pm||film|
|“I am genuinely grateful to the owner of this site who has shared this great post at at this time. Lisbeth Quintus Verdi “||12/05/2020 at 2:19 am||film|
I don’t know how to end this excellent, eye-opening, cute, simple, pretty, wonderful, fantastic, clear, truly informative, and interesting post so here is a quote from the first batch:
“Appreciate it for this post, I am a big fan of this internet site would like to keep updated.”Odella Ambrosi Vinia, 11/16/2020
Thanks for the feedback, commissioned fly-by-night Turkish film-streaming spam bot.
The bot that generated these notes is likely attempting to increase certain website’s search rankings. A simple web search for the comments above shows that these comments have been posted on thousands of other WordPress blogs for various different websites, and that comments have no relationship to the blog content and are effectively random: https://www.npana.org/washington-state-healthcare-related-bills/
Some of the language and terms used by these spam bots have been unchanged for years. I guess it works?