Comment Spam

The ongoing arms race with comment spammers is part of what made me leave blosxom for WordPress. Last night I got the first bits of spam on the new blog, all of which went into the moderation queue and were dispatched and marked as spam with one click of the button. I’ve never been so happy to be spammed in my life. I know the wait to be moderated the first time you leave a comment is a drag, but I have spent hundreds of hours of my good time fighting and cleaning up after comment spammers previously. This is much easier, so I hope y’all bear with it. After only a few weeks, enough people are repeat commenters that I’m only moderating about one in five comments anyway. WordPress rocks!

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

3 thoughts on “Comment Spam”

  1. Dave,

    Which Spam plugins are you running for WP? I’m running a plug in called Spam Karma which does a WONDERFUL job of catching Spam!


  2. Adam,

    None as of yet. This is just out of the box moderation and me marking things as spam as they hit. If this becomes problematic, I’ll add in something else but for now this is working for me.

  3. Hmm.. My site isn’t all that popular (I can probably count the regulars on 1 hand, this is not counting the LJ which is pretty much a direct copy of the blog) and I was getting a ton of comment spam. I’m really surprised a site as popular as yours doesn’t have more? (Of course, I’m just assuming since you’ve got a podcast that’s pretty popular that your blog is also popular)


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