As an editor at a food blog, I’m used to getting messages like this:
How much does it cost to eat out in florence?
There are so many factors to consider. Would you be kind enough as to give me some pointers as what to look for or avoid?
Any help appreciated. Thank you very much. yours truly, Fred
But then I started getting more, all from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, all signed with different names:
How much is the cost of a cheap meal in italy? Before I go ahead, is there any pointers you might have?
A little advice would go a long way right now.
I really appreciate your help. Thank you,
How much would a greece fantasy vacation cost?
There are so many factors to consider. Would you be kind enough as to give me some pointers as what to look for or avoid? Any help appreciated. Thank you so much.
How much does schooling cost to go to johnson and wales culinary school? I am trying to figure out what is important. I was hoping you might be able to give me some insight. Any info much appreciated.
I am very grateful for your help.
How many euros for a sandwich in italy? There are so many factors to consider. Would you be kind enough as to give me some pointers as what to look for or avoid? Any info much appreciated. Thank you so much. Kind Regards,
What is the cost to eat in italy in dollars?
It has become obvious I need help with this. Any ideas you have would be very much appreciated.
Please help me.
I really appreciate your help.
How much cost breakfast ny? Your insight into what would be the best way to proceed would be much appreciated. Please point me in the right direction.
Thank you very much.
I have no idea what kind of spam this is or what the purpose or desired result would be. Figured I’d post them here if anyone else is getting them.
Update: Commenters here suggested as much, and The Spamhaus Project confirms it—if you respond, your answer will appear on one or more websites that appear to be using the Q&A content as fodder to serve up Google ads against. So it’s a cheap way for the spammers to try to generate content for their pageview farm. —8/4/2009