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.
"I for all time emailed this blog post page to all my contacts, because if like to read it next my contacts will too."
2.
"Hello, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam responses? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can recommend? I get so much lately it's driving me crazy so any help is very much appreciated."
3.
"I couldn't resist commenting. Well written!"
4.
"I seriously love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you develop this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I'm looking to create my very own blog and would love to find out where you got this from or what the theme is named. Thank you!"
5.
"I'm really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays."

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.