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Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Lovely Spam! Wonderful Spam!

April 8, 2010

Sure, I know the term spam originates from the 1970’s Monty Python sketch, but I don’t understand how it works. Can anyone explain it to me?

We have been quite spared from getting spam comments here on the blog. Sure, the occasional one about some online poker site, but other than that, quite spared.

However, something happened a couple of days ago. Lunki wrote a post about his plan to get on MTV’s Scarred by filming his upcoming ski trip and the sure bet fall he would make in the slope.

That post has for some reason triggered the spammers out there and received around 400 spam comments alone! I’m not worried about them since wordpress takes care of them and puts them in a special folder, but I am intrigued. How does it work? Who posts these comments? Is it a human or a robot? Do they actually have to visit us or can they do it from a remote location? Are they aliens?

And is it possible to figure out what in that post triggered this? Do I have to treat Lunki’s post as The Da Vinci Code? If I look hard enough, will I see clues and patterns?

I also wonder how spammers think. Do they really think I’m going to accept it when the comment says:

Nice and interesting lecture, good job. I had trouble finding information about this subject on web. Thank you. I have added you and will be looking forward to upcoming matters.

Followed by a link to buy cheap viagra online. Without a subscription. From Russia.

I really don’t understand how spam works. Can anyone explain it?

Here’s the Monty Python sketch by the way.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. April 8, 2010 10:59

    Dammit!

    I thought this post was going to be about the Hormel, “SPiced hAM” variety of Spam.

    A wide variety of flavors and recipes available at http://www.spam.com!

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