Archive for March 8th, 2013

Leaked Spam Template

A wannabe spammer inadvertently sent me a nice comment-spam template:

{{You must|You need to|You have to|You should} {take advantage of|make the most of|benefit from|take full advantage of} {all the|all of the|each of the|every one of the} software advancements that {happen to be|are actually|are|are generally} {a successful|an effective|an excellent|a prosperous} {Internet marketer|Online marketer|Internet entrepreneur|Affiliate marketer}. {If your|In case your|Should your|When your} work {begins to|starts to|actually starts to} suffer, {the competition|your competition|competition|your competitors} could {leave you|make you|create} {in the|within the|inside the|from the} dust. Show {that you are|that you will be|that you are currently|you are} always {on the|around the|in the|about the} {cutting edge|innovative|leading edge|really advanced}, {and they will|and they can} {learn to|learn how to|figure out how to|discover how to} trust {you and your|both you and your|you and the|your} products.

Multiplying the number of choices together gives a tidy 4.8×109 different comments, each one heartbreakingly close to making sense.

It’s now in my spam collection, along with some other nuggets snatched from the Internet’s outfall pipe