Not too many spam comments make it past Spam Karma, and those that do are mostly trapped in the moderated comments section. So they aren’t out there bothering you readers but every now and then I have to delete a load, or confirm they are spam. For some reason this happens more over on Susan Hated Literature, and normally, if it does occur, there will be 5 or 6 on the same post. And then the following day the same, or similar ones on a different post. It doesn’t bother me, not any more.
But I have been amused to see a recent trend develop. Not the random segments of words, though that can throw up some interesting phrases, but the fact that more and more the messages seem to start off with an apology. “Sorry for this” or “I’m sorry ;( ” or “I don’t want to but”
It must be forced spammage, don’t you think? Somewhere, out there a group of poor unwilling spammers must sit, surfing and typing away with evil terrorist types holding guns to their heads. It makes me very sad. So it does.
I wonder, do they have targets to meet. Must make spam appear of X amount of sites or the spamorists will shoot my toe off. Must get Y incoming links or the spamorists will kneecap me?
Still doesn’t make me feel in the slightest bit guilty as I hit that “Spam” button and prevent that comment on how great my site is, and don’t I want to get some terrific new ringtones from appearing.