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Wacky comment spammers

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Seems for a long time I wasn't getting any comment spam. Probably the long gaps between updates were taking this blog off their radar. Anyway, I've gotten a few really curly ones in the last week or so from one guy who appears to be trying to spam domains similar to search engines. The spam comments generally look like:

Hi, I found your site using [domain close to search engine domain], does your site support [web browser]?

A day or so later, I got another one trying to give the impression it was a real person:

Hi, It's the second time i'm posting you without a reply. I found your site using [domain], does your site support [web browser]?

Gee, that's really annoying. They've also posted it to the NZDWFC forums a couple of times, but I've temporarily added "does your site support" to the spam filter - hopefully it won't crop up in any legitimate posts.

So far I can only only see google results for "does your site support firefox", none for Google Chrome (which they posted a comment about overnight), Opera, or Safari.

Meanwhile there's another spammer who's been posting comments with random strings of characters, but including no URL at all. Them spammers are crazy.

Posted May 2, 2009 10:26 AM

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