Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

July 28, 2013

Spammers, don’t waste my time or yours

Filed under: commercialism,computers,crime — louisproyect @ 9:07 pm

My readers may have noticed a post from the other day asking someone to stop posting what appeared to be legitimate comments from a page identified as spam in WordPress’s database. Since the comments did not have the usual “Excellent points you are make! I will definately bookmark you for future enjoyment” quality, I assumed that they were legitimate. As someone pointed out to me, the spammer took the trouble to find some text somewhere that plausibly corresponded to the content of my post. I should have taken WordPress at its word and simply deleted the bogus comment. Just now some other spammer has taken the same tack as evidenced by this comment being held in my spam queue:

Screen shot 2013-07-28 at 4.52.28 PMI googled the words highlighted above and discovered that they were first posted to Andy Newman’s blog. Some idiot spammer is taking the trouble to find some comment made elsewhere so that one of my readers will click his link. Doesn’t he understand that people who visit the Unrepentant Marxist are the most deeply suspicious people on earth, as likely to click such a link as they are to vote for Mitt Romney? I guess the url of the link indicates the level of desperation. Bodaideal.blogbyt.es comes from Spain. The unemployment there is over 50 percent for people in their early 20s. I would only advise my spammer to work for the overthrow of the capitalist system there. He will have much more success in that endeavor than tricking my readers into going to a website titled “Ideal Wedding”.

3 Comments »

  1. A spammer who manages to post about the SWP in detail is amusing. I was hacked on FB with a “trapped in Europe, sent money” spam, and when someone asked who were you traveling with , they answered with my kids names. Next time they’ll say with James Patrick Cannon and Max Schachtman, I imagine

    Comment by Peter Myers — July 29, 2013 @ 1:53 am

  2. Well i guess the question is how long is the ‘Ideal Wedding’ ? i’d say ’bout hour ‘n half 🙂

    Comment by Darwin26 — July 29, 2013 @ 3:15 am

  3. Bit of spam for you.

    I just noticed you were having an interesting spat on your mailing list with someone who opposed this demand from the Comm Manifesto: A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

    There has never been, is not and will never be such a thing this side of the dictatorship of the proletariat. It is a true transitional demand like full employment by sharing the available producive work or worker-elected management or a public bank with a monopoly of credit to prevent the private sector ripping off the economy or indeed the Bolshevik’s classic transitional programme of Peace Bread and Land. They outlined the measures that would be needed to secure these items and showed why they could only be achieved through the working class taking power.

    Comment by David Ellis — July 30, 2013 @ 10:08 am


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