I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I have noticed on my sites and a number of other sites that they now seems to be a lot of comments being really nice about either the content of the site or the design. All the comments below have different email address, IP numbers and website links.

I know some of these comments may be genuine, but from the ones I have listed below your see that even though the User name, email address, website link and IP are all different the actual comment is the same.

I can understand why spammers have now started coming up with fake user names, email address and website links, as blogging software/sites or content management system like WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Blogger, Typepad, Typo, etc, all have great anti spamming features, like Akismet, which means that once a blogger has blocked a spammer once, all other comments to they site by that spammers will either go into moderation or just gets deleted straight away. You could also use a CAPTCHA or even a Math Comment Spam Protection Plugin, which gets commentors to answer a simple maths problem before the comment will be posted, but some spammers now have ways to get around some of these, so make sure that what ever anti spamming plugin you use on you blog that you keep it up to date.

Although it does seems a little odd to me that spammers are now taking the time to fake IP address, but I do wish I knew how they did it.

(NOTE: all external links have been disabled)

Comments from Week 43 iPod Touch Ad – Nick Haley

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judy | 203.76.183.37
The site\’\'s very professional! Keep up the good work! Oh yes, one extra comment – maybe you could add more pictures too! So, good luck to your team!

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jammarlibre | endho.info | 200.206.237.35
The site\’\'s very professional! Keep up the good work! Oh yes, one extra comment – maybe you could add more pictures too! So, good luck to your team!
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Willem | 194.185.232.108
Hi, all. Nice site…I really like your site ! Good job man.i

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Siber | 202.104.30.125
Hello admin, nice site ! Good content, eautiful design, thank !l

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lhuv | http://www.bycen.info | 190.47.194.68
Just wanted to say hello6

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john | http://www.iraaonline.info | 216.246.41.218
Cool!.. Nice work…r

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and from Online TV on Demand Failing in the UK

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Matt Golfcovers | http://golfcovers.biz | 90.212.219.23
I’ve heard some goody things about this blog. The content has really been useful a great balance of text and pictures.

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King Richards | http://www.stockpicktime.info/free-stock-market-education.html | 72.220.51.11
So I was referred from another blog ,,yours is so much to read Thanks!

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Hillary Martin | 24.68.56.203
Nice site, very clean, lots of content and loved having a look.

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Eugene | 60.48.181.220
Nice article. Thanks. :) Eugene

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So is this just me being parody? or have spammers just started posting nice comment so that bloggers will approve them? and if so WHY?

When spammers left comments like these, which your notice have all be posted from the same IP address even though the user name, email address and website are all different.

(NOTE: all external links have been disabled)

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Gustavo Lindsay | jsxqy@jemnsw.com | fwnfutl.com | 200.63.42.136
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kgqwu eqqnnapx

http://cgpbvdsfz.com

bxlqogz rmdqs

http://aerycz.com

hkxtdkp gybmxzj

http://fzokmhpg.com

ytspb vnjpr

http://tcykimtfrwqb.com

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Reid Riley | ittnf@zxyh.com | frviczllhorm.com | 200.63.42.136
vob6g77i60ihx171
agnkcv hlyem

http://yvhhce.com

gdbjej hovfu

http://btrchkasz.com

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http://febvonzofi.com

ogmmkdp uykzgp

http://jrkobtk.com

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Trevor Wong | jxpri@cfhz.com | wevsqhevmkdx.com | 200.63.42.136
i9wfwj9zq8o4v0ei
zqbtum zndli

http://qucbxfyhxb.com

ooksxc ssbvcxi

http://fokugp.com

njbib jqfqv

http://kmpjbspycv.com

knrhdyp lkihs

http://knltmrhzya.com

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If anybody has any idea to what the spammers are up to please leave a comment, I promise if it’s a genuine comment that’s related to something in this post I won’t mark it as spam.

Oh and if you are one of the people who has posted one of the comments above and you are not a spammer then I’m sorry for thinking you where, and Many Thanks for taking the time to post the comment.

This site is running on WordPress.org with the Akismet plugin installed.

Some useful links to do with blocking spam comments.

If you have any more useful anti spam comment links please posts them in the comments, Thanks

Wiki – Spam_in_blogs

Akismet.com

Secure Your WordPress Contact Form: Block Spam Emails

TypePad AntiSpam: Open Source Comment Spam Blocker

TypePad AntiSpam

Bad Behavior- WordPress Spam Blocker

CAPTCHA

Math Comment Spam Protection Plugin

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7 Responses to “Are Spammers Getting Nicer?”

  1. My guess would be that the point of the “nice” messages is to trigger the rule in some spam-filters which weights a message based on previously allowed messages from the same username/email combination, so if they get a “nice” message through, they can later use the same combination to get a “nasty” message through more easily.

  2. Ad-Blocking is BAD!! You should read my article on this subject Anti-Ad Blocking

    I happen to think ad-blocking is out of line. It costs the publishers thousands of dollars a year to accommodate for people who want to skim the content and refuse to provide the publishers with any value in return. Consuming content is part of modern living, you cant get a news paper or magazine without ads, nor can you get you TV shows without them, despite the use of DVRs which is made for replay, not for skipping ads.

    I liken the ad blocking to stealing. I dont think anyone would want to be on the other side, trying to eek a living from our creativity. Why are actors and musicians entitled to make money from people consuming their artistic works and web masters are not?

    I have collected a whole lot of information on this subject and have recently release a technology that bypasses ad-blocking software. Of course it is up to the web master to use this Anti-Ad blocking technology with caution. With the power to deliver ads at their whim it must be critical for the publisher to recognize what is a good mix of ads and content. If people come to your site and are bombarded with ads every time the visit they will soon quit visiting your website.

    I enable the publisher to deliver ads, if they abuse the tool its not my fault. People will vote with their clicks in the end.

    Thats how it should be. I think that people will figure that in order to consume good content they will have to deal with the ads. Thats a fact of life and it will remain that way if I have anything to say about it.

    Ciao.

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    adUup – President and Inventor

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