FYI, the latest pattern in blog comment spam here is to post generic bullshit generated comments with a name that contains the word “bitcoin”.
Just in case Akismet doesn’t pick them up, I turned on a setting that moves all comments that contain the word “bitcoin” in the comment or commenter’s name straight to the Trash folder.
Nobody should be commenting about bitcoin here anyway, but if you do, your comments will disappear immediately.
Edit: Note that the comments are not what they appear. Most are generic comments, generated and in no way relevant to the blog or the comment author, with comment author something like “monero vs bitcoin”, pointing to gavinmarshaldental dot com, which McAfee SiteAdviser tells me is an unsafe site. So they’re ads that are really links to malware, via generic complementary comments.
It still boggles my mind that people might fall for such crap. They are always badly worded and sometimes gibberish that isn’t relevant to the article or the comment they reply to… They rely on a reader realizing that even though the comment itself is rubbish, the comment author, such as “how to mine bitcoin”, is a link that can be clicked. And they rely on the reader being stupid enough to click that link.
Anyway, heads up idiots… A link to Gavin Marshall Dental Practice that promises secure bitcoin mining via a comment that refers to people, places and things not referenced in the article it responds to, or is a generic complimentary comment that can be posted to any blog, is not what it seems.
Here’s an example from one of the thousands of gavin marshall dental practice scam comments…
I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the structure of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?
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There have been plenty of others, and that was the only one in my trash folder since I cleared it and started updating this post… just to show you it really is exactly as I’ve described: irrelevant generated comments that link to a malware site.