I’ve always said that some day spammers are going to become so creative in their filler content that it actually becomes better than the median good-faith commenter. Well, that day has finally arrived!
From some Romanians spamming for a Bucharest car rental service on two articles on rent control from a few years back:
Since under rent control the price is set and there are many applicants, a landlord has the incentive to choose tenants based on other factors. A landlord will more carefully examine applicants’ credit history and income, which a good landlord should do, but lends toward biases against younger applicants. A landlord may decide renting families is less desirable, or may prefer to rent to attractive young females. Often times, racial preferences have influenced renting decisions, which typically worked against minorities. Thus, rent control can exacerbate segregation problems because landlords choose not to rent to people who would change the demographics of an area.
…and this one:
The best way to end it is to phase it out gradually, by only ending rent control for future rental units. this will increase incentives to build new housing units while not increasing incentives from current renters to oppose the legislation.
Both snippets appear to be cribbed from Adam’s article on rent control on FreedomPolitics.com. Pretty impressive for automated blog spam! So if you’re ever insane enough to want to rent a car in Bucharest, here’s your place!
travis laduke saysNovember 26, 2010 at 6:44 am
Stephen saysNovember 26, 2010 at 9:53 am
Is it possible that I subconsciously misappropriated an xkcd cartoon as my own prediction about the future? Ooh, wouldn’t that be embarrassing…
Snoopyflick saysNovember 28, 2010 at 3:11 am
Would this mean that someday comments will be dominated by spammers, and intelligent discussion be the blogger and the spammer. Maybe one day a spammer will just start their own blog, leading to the dystopia of spammers as the intellectual blogosphere.