Sunday 12 May 2013

Comments Change

Louis Vuitton handbags. Bread. Credit cards. "Male enhancement" pills. The American College of Angiology. These are a sliver of examples of the ridiculous quantities of comments spam this blog receives. Comments have long been under moderation to keep the spam from filling up the boxes, but as the audience has grown to a steady 1,600-2,000 page views a day the amount circumventing the filters and getting into the approvals box has skyrocketed. As I don't have the time to spend clearing it out, I've re-engaged the incredibly annoying 'guess the word' game. So many apologies. And remember, always copy your comment before posting - these things can be temperamental.


Jim Jepps said...

a) are you using askimet (plugin)? I've found that's pretty ruthless.

b) I've recently been using the system where you have to have had one comment approved and after that you go straight on in. It means (semi)regular contributors can walk straight in but spam never appears on the site.

c) come the revolution spammers will be first against the wall.

Phil said...

Hmmm, I'll take a look at that when I get time for more housekeeping. Cheers Jim.