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'll immediately clutch your rss as I can't to find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have any? Please let me recognise in order that I could subscribe. Thanks."
2.
"I drop a leave a response each time I like a article on a website or if I have something to contribute to the conversation. Usually it's triggered by the sincerness communicated in the post I read. And on this post The Growing Trends in Content Theft: Image Theft, Feed Scraping, and Website Hijacking ? Lorelle on WordPress. I was excited enough to drop a commenta response :-P I do have a couple of questions for you if it's okay. Is it just me or does it look as if like some of the responses look like coming from brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting at other sites, I'd like to keep up with you. Could you make a list the complete urls of your communal sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?"
3.
"Hi! I could have sworn I've visited your blog before but after looking at a few of the articles I realized it's new to me. Anyways, I'm definitely pleased I stumbled upon it and I'll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!"
4.
"Everyone loves it when people get together and share ideas. Great website, stick with it!"
5.
"Hi! I could have sworn I've visited this website before but after going through some of the articles I realized it's new to me. Anyhow, I'm certainly pleased I found it and I'll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!"

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.