Recently, I’ve seen a huge increase in the number of complimentary comments from Chinese people in my comment moderation queue. About 95% of these comments start with


and then go on to talk about something else. At first glance I felt pretty good, until I realized that they are ALL spam! They invariably compliment my writing, and then link to some site either full of ads or trying to sell something. Basically, instead of comments saying “Diet pills, diet pills! Follow this link”, I’m getting comments that say “Well written. I agree with nearly all of your analysis. Get some diet pills here.” Be wary of clicking that “approve” button too quickly.