Canonical Comment Spam

"Spammer just exposed his template and the whole thing showed up in my comments."

{ {I have|I've} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. {It's|It is} pretty worth enough for me. {In my opinion|Personally|In my view}, if all {webmasters|site owners|website owners|web owners} and bloggers made good content as you did, the {internet|net|web} will be {much more|a lot more} useful than ever before.| I {couldn't|could not} {resist|refrain from} commenting. {Very well|Perfectly|Well|Exceptionally well} written!| {I will|I'll} {right away|immediately} {take hold of|grab|clutch|grasp|seize|snatch} your {rss|rss feed} as I {can not|can't} {in finding|find|to find} your {email|e-mail} subscription {link|hyperlink} or {newsletter|e-newsletter} service. Do {you have|you've} any? {Please|Kindly} {allow|permit|let} me {realize|recognize|understand|recognise|know} {so that|in order that} I {may just|may|could} subscribe. Thanks.|

[ ...and so on, for hundreds more lines. ]

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7 Responses:

  1. Hadlock says:

    Well, that explains all the strange verbage in the spam comments I've been getting. I figured it was just an artifact of poorly taught english in whatever corner of the world some mechanical turk lived. In south america everyone says 'principal' instead of main; i.e. this is the principal city, the principal mountain, principal river etc etc.

  2. Jesper says:

    Ah, northern hemisphere spring, when a young man's thoughts turn to clutching rss feeds.

  3. Otto says:

    Here's a more-complete version of that same spam spintax template. The one posted there appears to be cut-off early.

    Note that his version's last line (124) matches up with line 158 in my copy. Other than spacing, I think they're identical up to that point.

  4. ardgedee says:

    Friend of mine got this in his blog a month or two ago too. I wonder how many sites got hit. Hopefully distributed spamblockers like Akismet are already exploiting it.