I don’t like spam, not like anyone does, but I understand why email spammers do it. Send out enough email and you’ll get at least a few people to click on a link, it’s not like sending an email is expensive. I don’t understand blog spammers though. Why would a spammer take time to continually try to post spam comments to a blog? Is it intern spammer training? I don’t get it.
What prompted this whole train-wreck of thought was my comment spam queue. I check my spam comment queue sporadically, sometimes daily, sometimes weekly. When I checked the queue today, there were 248 spam comments ranging from 4/10 to 4/18. What’s interesting though is they are all for the same post.
The spam filter I use works very well, I’ve had zero problems with spam comments showing up and I haven’t had to mess with moderating commenters, so the comment spam is more interesting than annoying. Still, spammers seem to really like that one post.