Challenged spammer

As I have noted here before, a fair number of spammers attempt to get their posts published on this blog. WordPress uses spam detection software that sends most of these posts straight into the spam folder and you, the readers, never get to see them. Occasionally one slips through and I have to remove it manually. Usually they get through because while they advertise some commercial and usually highly dubious website, they also add some general narrative which is meant to look like a genuine comment. Usually this is along the lines of ‘Great post, very interesting analysis. I’ll bookmark this site and return often’.

Today one of these, allegedly called Samantha (who sells a ‘reverse phone lookup service’, whatever that means) managed to get his/her comment published before I removed it. It was in response to my post on Dublin speed limits, and what she wrote went like this:

‘It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!’

It’s complicated for all of us, Samantha.

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