Lately I’ve seen an interesting pattern emerge in the comment spam logs here. Along with the usual collections of links to pills, porn, and watches, there are a bunch of trackback spam attempts using innocuous websites like Google and Yahoo and the phrase “this is very good,” over and over.

Title? “this is very good”
Blog Name? “this is very good”
Author? “this is very good”

The excerpt itself varies a bit, but is usually something like, “this is related article.”

I figure they’re either probes or attempts to poison blacklists.

What’s funny about these is that in the logs, the fields are all run together, so it looks like this:

author: this is very good title: this is very good blog_name: this is very good e-mail: …

The natural inclination is to break the phrases at the punctuation, so it looks like it’s saying, “This is very good title. This is very good blog name. This is related article.”—making it sound like Zathras is behind the keyboard!

5 thoughts on “This is very good title

  1. People spamming in comments is well… silly. I’ll never understand why they do it. It’s horrible to look at and no one’s gonna pay attention to it, at least I hope not.

    I’ll promise you this… I won’t spam in your comments. *smile*


  2. Sorry about the blocking! I’m not sure what set it off, but it just snowballed with each additional comment. I think I’ve got everything restored except for the repeats.

  3. can you give me a title for my story i have to do it for school and i dont know what to write i have like a month and i have to give it in you dont have to help me if you dont want to but dont be rude like saying im probably not gonna even look at these comments so whats the point of writing because i dont think you would stare at the computer all day and wait till somebody makes a comment and shout “HOORAY!” when somebody makes a comment but i just keep going on and on so i really have to go because my teacher might see me typing and he will probably flip out on me and give like a detention or suspension or something stupid like that. later crap he saw me im in trouble now hes probably gonna read this ah oh well

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