I occasionally go through my Akismet spam filter in order to catch the real comments it thinks are spam. (It does seem to have finally learned that CosmicAvatar is a real person.) Mostly it’s easy to ID the spam as such, as it is chock-full of links and/or all written in bold. There is a recent trend (that I’ve mentioned before) of comments that appear to be complementary and often are targeted at the post content.
This one is pretty easy to identify:
JohnPearson | firstname.lastname@example.org | johnpearsons.com | IP: 18.104.22.168
That was well said. Always appreciate your indepth views. Keep up the great work!
It was iffy at first, but he took a fatal step in complementing my “indepth views,” as I don’t have any. Next!
This one is obviously spam because it makes very little sense, but it did give me pause.
Marina | email@example.com | jyyj.com/2007/01/28/optimizing-your-depression-medicines-celexa | IP: 22.214.171.124
Every creature needs to rest. Giraffes, little babies, elephants, dogs, cats, kids, koala bears, grandparents, moms, dads, and hippos in the jungle – they all sleep! Just like eating, sleep is necessary for survival. WBR LeoP
This last one was just plain mean.
Florian | firstname.lastname@example.org | bhotels.info | IP: 126.96.36.199
I found your blog via google by accident and have to admit that youve a really interesting blog :-)
Just saved your feed in my reader, have a nice day :)
People get here via Google all the time! None of them ever tell me I’m interesting. Jerks.