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 enjoy what you guys tend to be up too. This type of clever work and coverage! Keep up the amazing works guys I've included you guys to our blogroll."
2.
"Howdy! This post could not be written any better! Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I'll forward this post to him. Pretty sure he'll have a good read. Thanks for sharing!"
3.
"Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this article and also the rest of the website is very good."
4.
"Its like you read my mind! You seem to grasp a lot about this,like you wrote the e book in it or something. I believe that you could do with some % to pressure the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is fantastic blog. An excellent read. I will definitely be back."
5.
"Wow, this paragraph is pleasant, my sister is analyzing these things, thus I am going to let know her."

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.