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weird comment spam [Sep. 7th, 2007|11:01 am]
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someone keeps leaving anonymous comments to the same unremarkable LJ entry I made in Jan 2005. There are no URLs in the comments, insults, threats or other apparent reasons for leaving them. today's is:

Subject: Where are find medical funny pictory?
Hi all!
Where are find medical funny pictory?

the previous ones were both something like "thank you for you (sic) site, I find it informative".

I've screened anon comments to stop this, but I'm perplexed as to why someone is hitting this one entry 3 times in 2 months. Is this happening to other people? I hadn't been looking up the IP Addresses, but today I did. is for Roadrunner high-speed internet customers in Columbus, OH, Herndon, VA and Raleigh, NC. While I know a few folks in Columbus, I'd think they'd be more interesting if they wanted to drop anonymous comments in my LJ.

very mysterious.

[User Picture]From: das_prompt
2007-09-07 02:59 pm (UTC)
I got them too.

This post happens to get a lot of anon comments because it's linked to from another site. I'm guessing some bot found the link that way and is spamming for whatever reason.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2007-09-07 03:36 pm (UTC)

but to be fair....

people drinking lots of MD wine might actually yield some " medical funny pictory". :-)
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[User Picture]From: shoutingboy
2007-09-07 04:16 pm (UTC)
I get a lot of comment-spam on one post in particular--the one with the embedded video of the redone Taxi Driver trailer. I got the same one you did today ("pictory").

It's possible that the comment was meant to include a URL or link but it got stripped out by LiveJournal (maybe LJ is strict about links in anonymous comments, for this very reason). Or possibly someone built a link-spam program that just doesn't quite understand LJ, and enters comments but somehow loses the intended hyperlink.
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[User Picture]From: ringbark
2007-09-07 07:43 pm (UTC)
I received exactly that message to an unremarkable post from 1st December 2006 - http://ringbark.livejournal.com/365111.html - the IP address was - I've not been able to find out where that address points. A traceroute goes via sbcglobal.net before the trail goes cold. But the address does respond to ping.
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[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2007-09-08 03:15 am (UTC)
Add me to the crowd of people who got that same comment spam.

weird, huh?

My post was from January 2007 sometime.

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[User Picture]From: ltmurnau
2007-09-10 12:29 pm (UTC)
I got the "medical funny pictory" comment yesterday, on an innocuous post. I will lock it, as suggested above.
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