There is something I don't get, one of my web apps has a small form that allows you to enter you name and email address to "subscribe" to a user list for a site I maintain. The site is very low traffic, and only useful to a very small number of people that live in a very small town..it would be of no interest to anyone else.
Yet, every day, sometimes many times per day, someone (or a bot) is entering fictitious names and probably bogus email addresses into the form.
This form is not even active on my site anymore, it just happens to still exist as an orphaned page on my IIS directory (which tells me that someone is searching for these types of forms via Google, because there is no path to this form if you come in thru the default page.
This is not a big hassle for me, I can solve the problem with captcha, but what I don't understand is for what purpose would someone setup a bot to repeatedly fill in forms? I figure there must be a reason, but for the life of me don't know why?
What am I missing?