It’s the height of the cold war, and your task is to infiltrate the Kremlin and steal the plans for the top-secret Soviet Hammer-Gun. You’ve slipped into the country. You have the perfect cover story. You’ve created a military uniform that’s accurate to the smallest detail. It’s been tailored to look like a garment that has been scrupulously cared for despite continuous use. You forge all of the proper papers, to the point of fabricating your own ink and paper to make sure everything is just right. You’ve spent weeks memorizing the faces and names of all of the important people inside. You’ve watched the patterns of people leaving and entering so you know when and where you can enter while arousing the least curiosity. You’ve spent a fortune to track down and bribe various custodians, electricians, plumbers, chefs, and other workers so that now you have a completely accurate map of the interior. You know where your goal is and you know how to get there. You’ve put three years of your life into this operation.
As you approach the front door, one of the nearby guards greets you. You reply with “Howdy partner!” because you don’t speak a word of Russian and it didn’t occur to you to study it.
This is roughly how things go for spammers. So much time and effort is spent customizing their bots. They identify forms, parse captchas, spoof bot-detection systems, work through proxies to avoid IP filtering, and avoid bot-traps to make sure their messages get through. And then they post gibberish that sticks out like a Texarkana accent in Moscow.
The usual defense is that this stupidity is deliberate for one reason or another, but I harbor a secret suspicion that they are actually just incompetent. In any case, let’s see how they fared this week…
I do believe all the ideas you have offered for your post.
They're really convincing and will certainly work.
Still, the posts are too short for beginners. May you please extend them a little from next time?
Thanks for the post.
We see this one pretty often. It’s a bot that fills in the name field with “website”. Also, there is no link in the website field so this spam has no payload. Using our spy analogy, this is like our agent getting all the details right except his forged papers identify him as “Bob Kremlin”.
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The job of this kind of spam isn’t to get me to click on a link. Instead, this one just wants the comment to be left alone so that the link associated with the name can be discovered by the search engine spiders and make its infinitesimal contribution to the website’s page rank. Which means that the goal of this spam is to be ignored and invisible. This is hampered by the atrocious typos and the efforts to engage the site owner. In our spy analogy, this is like the spy deliberately going out of their way to strike up a conversation with a guard who might have otherwise ignored them, and then speaking in such mangled language that they immediately blow their cover.
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“brown leather jacket with black shirt”? That is a REALLY specific spam. Someone is employing spam bots to boost their site ranking for “brown leather jacket with black shirt”. You think you’ve got an unfulfilling job? Imagine this poor spammer. He comes home at the end of a long day at the spam factory and is greeted by his wife. “How was your day sweetheart?”
“Well, I had to put in some extra hours, but I managed to improve the client’s page rank by 0.001% with one incredibly specific search term.”
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realize what you are speaking approximately!
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That first sentence is a gorgeous disaster. “Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all folks” is basically a complete thought, and if followed by a period it might have passed cursory inspection. But instead it takes us to the demented second half where it explains that “you actually [incongruous line break] realize what you are speaking approximately!” If I’m reading this right, then it’s suggesting that the author of the original post (me) has realized what he was talking about. Approximately. It’s framed as a compliment, but isn’t. And then it ends with a bit of surrealism by inviting me to discuss things further with their website.
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This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!!
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This one is a lot better. In fact, this one is probably the best of the bunch. It’s ruined by the telltale line breaks and the name field being a dead giveaway, but that probably can’t be helped. It’s still a badly designed message, but if I didn’t look at the name I might assume this was an idiot and not a spam bot run by an idiot.
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This one is curious because the Vader quote is so similar to the help text I have in the comment form below. But I think this is a coincidence. This one is almost a word salad, and it’s probably just cobbled together from random bits of text from around the web.
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“sock subscription”? Is this a real thing? Is it like a Loot Crate except every month they send you a pair of socks? According to Google, yes, it really is! What a terrible idea!
Can you imagine the horror? Every month they send you a completely different pair of socks. Instead of your socks being universally interchangeable, you now have to carefully match each heinously loud pattern with its equally heinous mate. Which you can’t do, because one sock will always go missing!
Every year I get a bag of a dozen white socks. They’re all identical and I don’t need to make any special effort to make them match. A year later, attrition has reduced their numbers. Some have holes. Some have vanished into the sock void inside the washing machine. Some have begun to unravel at the top. The rest are still in serviceable condition, but aren’t enough to carry me through the week. Which means I need to buy more.
But when I go to the store, I discover I can’t just buy another bag of the same socks. Even if I get the exact same brand in the exact same style, they will have pointlessly changed the design. They’re a different length, a different thickness, they have a different ankle angle, and employ a different color pattern. One year they add a strip of color across the toes and the next year they drop it again.
Even if I don’t care about looks (I don’t actually care about looks) I can’t mix the new with the old because the socks will feel different on my feet. That will drive me crazy. I’ll spend all day thinking the left sock is falling down, then tug on it to realize it’s already at full mast.
So every year I have to add a new sock style to my sock drawer, which increases the amount of sock-sorting I must engage in. I could fix this by throwing away the old when I get the new, but that means throwing away a handful of perfectly good socks. If just one manufacturer would simply stop messing with the gorram designs they would gain instant lifetime brand loyalty from me. But no. Every year I have to play sock roulette.
A sock subscription is an invitation to spend extra money in order to make this problem twelve times worse. I hate the very idea of this service. I hate that such a thing exists in the same universe as I do. If I had to choose between this spam or porno spam on my site, I’d rather allow the porn. At least porn isn’t going to fill the world with frustration and waste in the form of endless mismatched socks.
I think maybe I strayed off-topic there for a minute. The point is, spammers are awful.
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