Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
but its main purpose is to deliver links in the signature line, usually to websites that have nothing to do with analogue photography, like vacation resorts or insurance or electronics for sale.

You'll have to forgive my computer ignorance but presuambly this only works if the spammer's post is worded in such a fashion that other respondents believe they have to use the signature links to help the spammer. A simple comment or question by a spammer producing a straight reply will not achieve the spammer's objective.

Or am I missing something cleverer and more sinister here?