The quote from Monty Python’s “And Now For Something Completely Different” is so apt these days, even here on WordPress. On a good day, I might get one or two totally unconnected comments (as in, unconnected to the subject mater of my post). On a bad day, I might get a dozen paragraphs in Cyrillic script, exactly the same but attached to different posts. Who do these spammers think they’re fooling?
Fortunately, WordPress isolates spam comments, for later review and deletion, but it makes me wonder why the spam is even posted in the first place. Do they think it will be approved, in spite of the fact that there is obviously an ulterior motive? Evidently, they come to the posts through some kind of back door, because there are no statistics of the spammers having visited the posts they comment on.
So, each time a spam comment is left behind, I block the user from leaving any more comments before I delete the remark. Eventually, the spammers will run out of aliases, or at least I hope so.
But I doubt it…