Seems like spammers are taking to spamming weblog comments wherever they are allowed with innocuous-looking content-free posts just to link back to themselves. (Is this somewhere between spam and bacn, since it’s not quite spam? I was unsure at first, but now I think it’s just spam.)
Typically these posts will be written in a fairly reasonable facsimile of English, and not overtly spammy — a bunch of compliments I’m almost egotistical enough to believe, except there’s no relation to the post they’re commenting on, and somewhere at the end, a link to some site they’re pimping.
These range from the fairly obvious link
to a link trying to masquerade as a signature
to links only in the author’s name
and then there’s the variant using Tumblr’s “like” feature, as in
and for a final really blatant example, there’s this guy:
These last ones might actually require more than 2 seconds of thought to recognize as spam, if they didn’t appear in batches of 8 on the same post.
Needless to say, I just delete all these, except for the Tumblr “like” spam which I don’t know how to target directly. (The next step would be turning off both comments and Tumblr “notes” in the theme, which would make these problems go away entirely.)