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 visited many web sites except the audio feature for audio songs existing at this website is truly excellent."
2.
"I every time emailed this web site post page to all my contacts, as if like to read it afterward my links will too."
3.
"Greetings from Carolina! I'm bored to death at work so I decided to check out your site on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the knowledge you provide here and can't wait to take a look when I get home. I'm amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my phone .. I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, amazing blog!"
4.
"Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this post and the rest of the website is really good."
5.
"Woah! I'm really loving the template/theme of this website. It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's very difficult to get that "perfect balance" between superb usability and appearance. I must say you have done a amazing job with this. Also, the blog loads super quick for me on Internet explorer. Superb Blog!"

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.