EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY ANNOYANCE (telophase) wrote,
Got a spam comment over on LJ, and before I report and ban it, I'm testing to see if it's one of those bots that parse your reply content and then post a snippet scraped from somewhere else that corresponds roughly to what you say. (I got into an argument with one of those bots once before realizing what it was and deleting the entire exchange in shame, which I now regret because I want to go back and reread it! And it may thereby have passed the Turing test.)

It's reasonably clever--it's got a recipe it scraped from somewhere on its LJ page, and sounds human, except that the second half of comment would have been more suited to a regular reader of my LJ and not a random drop-by, which is what they were pretending to be. Well, and the first half was fairly stupid, because I don't think many of us have been overly frustrated by choosing an exciting salad dressing. Okay, so it doesn't sound that human after all.

(The sales pitch is in the LJ profile, for a bankruptcy attorney.)

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