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The M.O. of the Comment Spammer?

I’m finding googlings in my recent referrer logs that look like this:

[MT-Blacklist](<http://www.google.com/ie?q=/archives/+%22posted+by%22+%22at+
august%22+2003+comments+%22post+a+comment%22+%22name:

%22+%22email+address:%22+%22url:%22+%22comments:%22+%22

remember+info%3F%22+-spam+-spammer&num=50&hl=en&lr=&ie=

utf8&oe=utf-8&as_qdr=all&start=500&sa=n”>

     google.com/ie?q=/archives/+%22posted+by%22+%22at+
     august%22+2003+comments+%22post+a+comment%22+%22name:
     %22+%22email+address:%22+%22url:%22+%22comments:%22+%22
     remember+info%3F%22+-spam+-spammer&num=50&hl=en&lr=&ie=
     utf8&oe=utf-8&as_qdr=all&start=500&sa=n

in which the search has been for:

/archives/ “posted by” “at august” 2003 comments “post a comment” “name:” “email address:” “url:” “comments:” “remember info?” -spam -spammer

No actual spam has yet resulted therefrom, but is there some other purpose such a search could possibly have?

[UPDATE, 10.26.03, 8.17 am: Yup. Confirmation: the IP of the search is listed in my referrer logs as 61.181.5.69, and I’ve just found in my activity log three entries that look like this:


     2003.10.25 02:14:10    61.181.5.69    MT-Blacklist comment denial:
                                             00000-online-casino.com

Jay Allen is my new hero.]

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