It took me a day to realize that this comment on Gordon's Notes: Apologetics: God and the Fermi Paradox was a spam comment (Spomment):
Luke said... Interesting questions you ask - as always enjoy reading your posts. We all have our personal experiences & beliefs, but I do have to challenge you to check out an event coming up in the spring that I recently was introduced to. March 12, 2011 a simulcast called The Case for Christianity is taking place that will address the very question you have asked. Led by Lee Strobel (former Legal Editor of the Chicago Tribune) & Mark Mittelberg, all of the most avoided questions Christians don't like to answer or even discuss. Both are authors of extremely intriguing books, I encourage you to check them out as well as the simulcast in March. Definitely worth the time & worthy of the debate! Thanks again!
It's obvious in retrospect "interesting questions you ask" is a give away. It doesn't address any specific aspect of my post, and it leads directly into an event promotion.
Still, it snuck under my radar -- and Google's too. It's well constructed.
Of course the construction was human, only the targeting was algorithmic. It's a bit of a milestone though -- it's almost a relevant comment.
Incidentally, shame on Strobel and Mittelberg for using this kind of sleazoid marketing.
- Gordon's Notes: Slouching towards Skynet (2007)
- Gordon's Notes: The evolution of comment spam - from parasite to symbiote? (2009)
- Gordon's Notes: Phishing with the post-Turing avatar (2010)
- xkcd: Suspicion: Spambot love
- xkcd: Constructive (2010 - when spambots rule)