For the last couple of weeks, we have been getting posts with one-line compliments on our forums, e.g.
Wow!!! Good job. Could I take some of yours triks to build my own site?
Nice, isn't it? Well, not when you get a lot of those, from anonymous posters, and accompanied by strange, and sometimes outright spammy subjects (the subject for the above post, for example, was "adipex-online").
Now, compliment spam isn't new. But those usually come with a bunch of spam links attached, sometimes openly, sometimes thinly veiled as "please visit my site".
What's interesting about this particular spammer is that all of his posts are missing the spam links. At first I thought it may only be a test run and the actual spam would start later. But by now I've come to the conclusion that it's simply a broken spambot.