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The latest in spamming

Blog comment spam has gotten direct and chatty lately, to the point where I've had to read things twice to verify whether or not the content is real. Some of it is obvious, like opinions unrelated to the blog post referenced, but even the idea of sharing opinions is a new twist.

At the risk of encouraging more of it, I thought I'd share Saturday's comment spam contents here, for those who haven't seen the likes of it, unedited:

Refreshing site. My co-workers and I were just talking about this the other evening. Also your blog looks great on my old sidekick. Now thats uncommon. Keep it up.

I really enjoyed this article, can I copy a paragraph to a new site that I'm building? I'll add a link back to this page and credit you with being the author of course.

Thank you for your great post. I also must say that your blog design is top notch. Keep up the great work.

I did a search on the topic and found most people agree with your blog.

Unfortunately, all this does (as with most spam) is waste my time. I've resorted to googling the names, email addresses and/or URLs of my commenters to ensure validity before posting. Ah, what next?

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