A little more spam, please

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POSTED: June 12, 2012

We have a domain where students can create subdomains to house WordPress and other CMS sites. We rent the space from the lovely people at HostMonster because that way the sites live outside our firewall, and our IT people sleep easier.

One result of this is that I am the ultimate webmaster for these sites and so some, but not all, of the comment spam reaches me. Specifically it reaches me on all the sites where the student has not filled in the information in the dashboard with their own email address.

Today I received notice that this comment is awaiting my attention.

I and also my pals were analyzing the nice tips and hints from your web page and then suddenly got a horrible feeling I never expressed respect to the blog owner for those tips. The young boys had been as a consequence warmed to read them and now have extremely been taking advantage of these things. Thank you for actually being very helpful and then for obtaining certain impressive things most people are really wanting to be aware of. Our own honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to earlier.

Fair enough, it contains a link which somebody somewhere hopes that somebody will click on.

Hey, let's go to Poland for our holiday this year!

The strange thing, though, is that the link did not point me at Viagra, job opportunities in my own home, or exciting live webcam porn. It wanted to send me to a website (entirely in Polish) that seemed to be offering holiday apartments for rent in Poland. This seems a rather small niche market for a global spamming operation.

Or is there something about holiday rentals in Poland that I don’t understand?