Posted Jul 30, 2010 16:45 UTC (Fri) by james (subscriber, #1325)
In reply to: Old threads by corbet
Parent article: On comment spam
It would be quite in character for spammers to send out millions of spams, each containing little more than a generic tease (hard for spam filters to filter) and a link to a LWN comment.
Regular LWN readers would not be the target of the spam, except that the spammers might hope LWN-reading sysadmins would be less likely to block lwn.net and more likely to unblock it, thinking that a LWN block was a mistake by the filtering software...