September 2nd, 2012

What up with the weird spam comments?

At the "top" of my journal, there's a post-dated post that I put there when I started it, as a sort of headline or statement for the reason for this existence of this journal. It just says that it's my personal journal, as distinct from the M-Brane SF site, and it's where I go to make random observations. This little nothing post attracts comments by the score, all of which get automatically screened as spam and never appear on the site. Obviously I know that spammers try to spam within blog comments all the time, but they generally seem to be trying to direct readers to something by placing a link in their spam comment. But on my LJ, I get tons of comments like this:

Subject: Test, just a test

 I do trust all the concepts you have introduced for your post. They're

 really convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too

 short for newbies. Could you please lengthen them a little from

 subsequent time? Thank you for the post. 

 You could certainly see your expertise in the paintings you write. The

 sector hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who aren't

 afraid to mention how they believe. Always follow your heart. "If you

 feel yourself falling, let go and glide." by Steffen Francisco. 

Or this:

Subject: Hello I think you're wrong

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Take care.

What the fuck is that about? What is the purpose? These comments contain no links nor provide any clue as to the posters' intentions. The first is obviously a botched translation into English from some other language. One can glean the sense of it, but why was it written and posted? There is no link to anything, no evident agenda. It's plain weird. The second example could almost be read as a commentary on commenting on stuff on the internet: Hello, I think you're wrong!

Does anybody have any idea what's behind this sort of spam? There has to be a reason for it.