Hello Spam

I blog (and I allow comments), therefore I get spammed. I have many blogs, some of which I set up for test purposes and don’t use much. The “typical” Andrew blog uses WordPress and the Akismet spamfighting service.

It seems as though posts with a title starting with “Hello” attract a disproportionate amount of spam. This is course includes the “Hello Word” post that comes in every new WordPress blog.

I wonder if:

  • Hello posts are targeted by spambots?
  • They have characteristics targeted by spambots?
  • Spamfighting services are particularly suspicious of comments on Hello posts?