According to statistics over 80% of comments left on blogs are spam. In my case it’s even worse than that as over 90% of the comments I get are spam (which is why I moderate this blog pretty heavily). Just to give you an idea - at this time there are 618 comments on this blog left by people and 7053 comments left by spambots.
Why am I suddenly writing about this out of the blue? Well for one thing, the topic is generally on my mind these days as I’m working on more efficient ways of dealing with it on future websites. But also, I just got one of the most ridiculous pieces of spam ever and thought I’d share ;) I removed the links, so they won’t work, but otherwise here it is in all its glory:
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