I'm sure everyone here has noted the presence of spammers on both this site and the wider landscape of forums. Thankfully this site is well-policed and moderated and as a result it is very rare any spam/spammer has more than an hour or so to live. Let us be thankful.
But when we examine this issue more closely, one has to wonder what drives these spambots to be directed/attracted to this site. I might understand their presence were we a conglomeration of middle-aged average joes discussing things round the digital water cooler, but on an art website? It's not as if they aren't aware of the nature of this site. I have been witness to numerous spammers making such delightfully phrased comments as
"The Images you have draw is really an brilliant one and i really likes out yours creativity and definitely great use of the photoshop just keep good work and shares out more images in the forum..."
The spammer in question was advertising electrolysis treatments. Electrolysis? REALLY? How many of us here, on an ART website, are rabidly seeking cheap internet electrolysis? These spambots are evidently being directed here by a conscious force - they are not naturally occurring phenomena, and one has to wonder whether the being that sent them here knew ANYTHING about not only the nature of the posters here but of the general attitude to spambots web-wide.
So what are your thoughts? Any notable spammers to share?