There are two kinds of comments: spam and other. I get more of the former, unfortunately, but thankfully spend next to no time on moderation.
Mostly the spam is lots of URLs for sites that make money somehow (shoes and pr0n), but lately I have been getting a lot of comments just saying hi. There's no link to any website, and the comments aren't at all inflammatory, but... they also say nothing of value or on topic, and they keep coming back.
The funny thing is that all these messages are clearly from the same user, since the wording is too close not to be. But, none of the comments are identical, just very similar.
What the hell is the point? The only possible answer I have is that they are submitted to see if there is a spam filter in place, and if I'll publish them. But to what use?
How dumb is too dumb? We still don't know!
6 hours ago in The Phytophactor