Honest comment spam

Honest spammer

I used to get about 70 comment spams a day on this site – basically where spammers try and leave a comment with links to their sites (usually cheap generic drugs, used cars, or the obvious young scantily-clad women). It was extremely frustrating.

Then I found akismet which does a really good job of filtering out comment spam – meaning I didn’t have to go through getting an e-mail everyone time a spammer commented, then having to disallow their comment.

With akismet, you just review it every now and then to make sure no genuine comments got caught there. Reviewing them today, it was refreshing to see at least one honest spammer – as shown in the pic above. Their English could be improved though!