Spammers using AI to generate blog comments

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1. Posted by zzlangerhans (Travel Guru 551 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

This is kind of cool. Someone used an AI to read one of my blogs and generate a comment that is actually somewhat appropriate (and flattering). I imagine it's an attempt to authenticate a spam account. But it's a nice change from the endless Russian spam comments I'm constantly deleting so I approved it. Has anyone else been seeing this on their posts?

2. Posted by irenevt (Travel Guru 1220 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Not on my blogs, but I have had two comments where someone used AI to generate comments based on my profile information. Another member received the same kind of comment based on her profile and reported it to Peter who pointed out it was AI generated or we wouldn't have known. The comments came across as a bit sycophantic and creepy.

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 6027 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting zzlangerhans

But it's a nice change from the endless Russian spam comments I'm constantly deleting so I approved it.

Please don't do that! Spammers monitor if their spam setups get shown, so they can submit more actual spam when the link-less stuff is successful, plus will resell lists of websites where spam manages to be successful, attracting even more spam.

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 2076 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Don't encourage these people. Some are genuinely creepy. It is like being stalked by a robot.