dickbaker - 1:41 pm on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
I have a couple of hundred pages of products with user reviews. Anyone can fill out the form and review a product.
The form is emailed to me through a CDONTS page so I can review it and delete the review if it's spam or just garbage.
For the last couple of days I've been getting reviews about every half hour or so, and they're weird. The comments are like posts on a forum, with what sounds like back and forth between forum members, except that the topic changes and there's only one side of the "conversation".
I checked IP's, and it looks like whoever is doing it is using proxy servers, as they're coming from all over the world. I thought at first that it was automated, but the comments seem hand-written. Also, the reviews stopped coming in at 12:25 am today (last night) and didn't resume until 5 am, so someone or something took a break for the night.
Could this be automated, or do you think it's someone doing it by hand? Either way, what's the point? If it's something like blog spamming, it's a waste of time, since the reviews are posted by me by hand.
Any ideas what's going on?
Thanks for any replies.