I have been intrigued by this for a while, and haven't been able to find a solution elsewhere, so I was wondering if anyone here knew the answer:
Since I have set up my personal website, I have noticed that I get a fairly regular supply of fake registrations, i.e. semi-random email addresses and usernames that sign up to the site and then do nothing else.
So I am curious: what is the point of these bots? Why would a programmer spend his resources producing bots which simply register to a WordPress blog? It doesn't seem to be for black-hat SEO purposes, as there is no user list, nor do most of the bots even have a URL attached to them, nor do they attempt to publish posts on the blog pages.
Does anyone know why these bots are written, and why?