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Flattery gets you nowhere

22 January 2011

Spammers seem to think that their spam is more acceptable if they dress it up with lots of patently insincere flattery. Fortunately WordPress uses Akismet, which seems to have very good spam detection qualities, and so all I need to do is finally delete the comments flagged as spam. I very occasionally look at them, and my eye was caught by this one, which strings together all the flattering cliches ever uttered by any spammers while, as usual, managing to say nothing at all.

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But one wonders at the mentality of someone who appears to think that repetition of such garbage will actually fool the recipient. It doesn’t even fool Akismet.

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