Has anyone else been getting a lot of flattering spam messages in their comments lately?:
I dont even remember how i reached your site but it doesnt matter, cause i’m so happy i found it, it really made me think, keep up the good work
I’ve deleted dozens of anonymous comments along those lines this week. I don’t know what the benefit to spammers is (there’s no URL in the comment), but I have a theory: They’re trying to get around the WordPress 1.5 spam-blocking system, and similar systems like it. In these systems, the first post by a new comment-writer must be approved by the blogger, but future posts by that same writer are automatically approved. The goal is to get me to approve a few of these anonymous, adoring comments; and then in a month or two hit me with hundreds of Texas hold’em spam or whatever.
That’s my theory, anyway.