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Vegan Spam? 
26th-Feb-2007 11:24 pm
spam lite
In the past few weeks, I've received a few random comments on recent posts (1 2) unrelated to the subject at hand.
Great design, useful info!This resourse is great!Keep it up!With the best regards!
Frank (not frank, natch)
Hello, thanks a lot, You'v done a great job.I can only realize how much time and resources does it take to create such a resource!Great work, I am impressed!
I got another one today on a sweet and geeky post not in the most recent 30, but from all the way back in 2003.
Hi! Author, I'll just agree with you.
And just cool design, interesting site name flwyd.livejournal.com :), I see you you're are not newbe. Don't stop the nice job!
This post came from According to my IP Locator Dashboard widget, that's in Jiangsu, China. The others came from Shangdong ( and Beijing (

This has all the hallmarks of spam except one: where's the potted meat? They're not selling anything. They're not linking anywhere. There's no way to contact the poster. Just generic positive comments in odd English.

I can think of two explanations:
  1. Chinese Internet users are practicing their English. They've learned some stock phrases, but their comprehension isn't very good, so they don't say anything about the content of the blog.
  2. The comments originally contained links with cross-site-scripting attempts and LiveJournal silently removed the Krusty-Os from the Spam, leaving a nice wholesome product.

Wherefore I receive them I care not, because it gave me an opportunity to read a touching post from the past. Do any of my readers have amusing examples of this phenomenon?
27th-Feb-2007 08:29 am (UTC)
Could also just be noobs playing around with Tor. :-P
27th-Feb-2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've gotten a few of these, too. I got one with the gist of "What music do you like? I like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake! I like to read your blog."

Since I doubt whatever record label for said popsters is hiring out random Chinese to post on people's blogs... I have no idea.
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