Has anyone else noticed an increase in their comment spams recently? A huge increase, upwards of 100 per day? What is going on?!
They’re so noticeably spammy, too, in their long and rambling paragraphs. There’s no mistaking them for legitimate comments. The strange thing is that many of them are in Russian. Like this:
Аренда частного самолета помогает экономить самый важный ресурс – время. Арендовав частный самолет, именно Вы решаете, когда и куда полетите. Для выполнения чартерных рейсов мы предлагаем частные самолеты иностранного производства, гарантирующие высокий уровень комфорта и безопасности полета. Внимательные бортпроводники и высокопрофессиональные пилоты сделают Ваш полет максимально приятным и удобным.
Isn’t that weird?
I don’t read Russian, so they’re pretty much gibberish to me.
So, who generates these comment spams? Russian bots?
And what is it that they’re trying to accomplish? Don’t they know that Akismet will catch most of them? Actually, so far, Akismet has caught every single one of them, and all I need to do is delete them or empty my spam folder. A piece of cake, right?
But, is there something else to them that I need to know about? Like, should I be concerned? I do hate these aspects of blogging, where you have to be watchful for suspicious activities, hacking attempts, etc. Grrr…
Anybody else having a similar issue? Sigh…
I’d rather be looking at these:
“Oh, my… do these potatoes sound good or what?! My mouth is watering just looking at them. Wish I could get an invite to Petra’s party… sigh…” — Angie
“Did y’all know last Saturday was National S’mores Day? Yeah, me, neither! So, is it too late to make this tart, which I think sounds downright delectable?! Definitely not! Any day is a good day for S’mores, am I right?!” — Angie
“What a gorgeous dish! I adore the spice and creaminess! Amazing!” — Antonia
“India celebrated her 73rd Independence Day yesterday, and in honor of the day Vanitha made these cookies in the colors of the Indian flag. I thought they look pretty cool. The recipe sounds very easy and straight-forward, too. I may adapt it for Thanksgiving or Christmas.” — Angie
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #289 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net, so we can feature you. We’ll be voting for features this week. Please come back on Tuesday (voting will start at noon) to vote for your favorite links. You can vote for up to 5 links.
If you’re new to Fiesta Friday, please read the guidelines.
If you’re interested in becoming a co-host, please leave me a message.