Recently I came across a collection of comments online that were are evidently part of a comment generation script. Fascinated by this, I wrote some code to select the random words / phrases and piece them together into their intended stupid sentences.

As an example of how this works, have a look at the following line:

Woah! I’m really (loving\enjoying\digging) the theme of this (site\website\blog).

By running a script that randomly selects a word from each set of brackets and then replaces each set of brackets and their content with their respectively selected word, nine different (though similar) sentences can be produced from the single line. The combinations are shown below:

Woah! I’m really loving the theme of this site.
Woah! I’m really loving the theme of this website.
Woah! I’m really loving the theme of this blog.

Woah! I’m really enjoying the theme of this site.
Woah! I’m really enjoying the theme of this website.
Woah! I’m really enjoying the theme of this blog.

Woah! I’m really digging the theme of this site.
Woah! I’m really digging the theme of this website.
Woah! I’m really digging the theme of this blog.

Obviously, the more word options and brace sets per line, the more combinations that can be produced. The posts below are randomly generated from lines in this way:

1.
"Hello, Neat post. There is a problem together with your web site in web explorer, may test this? IE nonetheless is the marketplace chief and a big component of folks will miss your wonderful writing because of this problem."
2.
"Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one! It's on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!"
3.
"Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and located that it is really informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels. I'll be grateful in case you proceed this in future. Lots of folks can be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!"
4.
"Hi there would you mind letting me know which web host you're utilizing? I've loaded your blog in 3 different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you suggest a good hosting provider at a honest price? Cheers, I appreciate it!"
5.
"Hi! I could have sworn I've visited this website before but after browsing through some of the articles I realized it's new to me. Regardless, I'm definitely delighted I stumbled upon it and I'll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!"

This is not intended as a how-to guide on how to be a spammer, but rather to inform on the sneaky way the comments are generated.

Note that all the comments are positive and complimentary / congratulatory with the hope of the recipient believing they are hand-typed, feeling flattered and allowing the comments to appear on their blog. Usually they are posted with a back-link to the spammer’s website which is the whole purpose.