Spammers ‘Like’ WordPress news, too
WordPress announced two new themes today and of course I couldn’t wait to take a look. They are named “Newsworthy” and “Visual.” When I got to the bottom of the page, what should I see but a couple of spam Likes. Or at least what I call spam Likes. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, WP does about them. (Yes, I did call it to their attention.)
Two more suspicious avatars have appeared on the site since I started writing.
(A reminder: In order to Like something on WordPress, you must be a registered WP user. To be registered, you must either establish either a WP blog or a Gravitar profile.)
WordPress might not consider these spam, but they are typical of what I would suspect to be spam. Except for the first, these are not blatantly commercial (eg, “cheaplouisvittons”) like the Likes that appeared on Pied Type, but they are examples of Likes I would probably delete and why I turned off Likes on this blog.
Here’s are some larger screenshots, in case these particular avatars rotate off the page or are removed: