Intelligent comment spam?
Lately I have been getting a lot of spam of the sort that the Blog in Black describes here. Usually it’s terribly easy to spot, because the spamming scum keep their keywords relevant in order to score well with Google, so it no longer freaks me out like it did the first two times. :-)
But today I saw something at the Teleread blog, where I also blog, that could either be serious comments, or spam, and I’ll be damned if I know which is which. Two guys (or rather: two personas) posting adversarial messages, relevant to the blog entry, and the only thing that connects them is an obvious below-average intelligence, and the fact that in their included URLs they both link to similar looking directories — or are they link farms?
The entry was about Australia’s plan to introduce a concept of fair dealing, a concept thus far notably absent from its copyright laws, turning Australians into even bigger criminals than most of the rest of the world.
The first commenter, called “Jack”, wrote:
Bad Idea! Hardly matters even if a law is passed. Piracy is a crime and no rule or law can make it legal. Better not to try it !
Then, after a few messages by others, “Loy” replied:
Everyone has its own rights in so called democratic country, then why not the right to pirate. Piracy is stealing somebodyâ€™s work, but that too is an art. Piracy need a tact and so if one is benefitting out of it, why to even think of banning it.
Spammers must die!