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 there, simply was aware of your weblog through Google, and located that it is truly informative. I'm gonna be careful for brussels. I'll appreciate in case you continue this in future. Many folks will probably be benefited from your writing. Cheers!"
2.
"Its like you learn my thoughts! You seem to grasp so much approximately this,such as you wrote the book in it or something. I believe that you just can do with some p.c. to power the message home a little bit, but other than that, that is excellent blog. A great read. I'll certainly be back."
3.
"Hi there, I discovered your site via Google while looking for a comparable topic, your web site came up, it looks good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks."
4.
"I simply could not depart your site before suggesting that I extremely loved the standard info an individual provide on your guests? Is gonna be back regularly in order to investigate cross-check new posts"
5.
"I am extremely inspired with your writing skills and also with the structure on your weblog. Is that this a paid subject or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it's rare to look a great blog like this one today.."

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.