Friday, February 22, 2013

spam comments and comment moderation

Hello all!  I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I am going to be turning on comment moderation and the dreaded captcha for a little while.  I have been getting incredible amounts of spam comments.  In order to not spend a large portion of my "blog time" dealing with these comments.  I hope this comment moderation will put an end to the spam comments.  I don't mind a couple, but when I am getting up to 75 or more in one day, I need to change something!

I hope that it will be short lived.  I am not a fan of the captcha at all.  Mainly because I am horrible at it, taking several tries to get the right letter/number combo.  I hope that this doesn't deter anyone from commenting, but just know that it will not be long term!

I appreciate all of your comments, and read them all, even though I may not respond to them.  Thank you for participating in the community of this blog!

3 comments:

  1. Ugh! I'm ready to do it too! I just got my first 'dating site' ad in my comments. Hopefully it will blow over soon.

    Good luck!

    ~L

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  2. I was getting a LOT too. Do you allow Anonymous comments? When I stopped allowing those, mine went down to maybe one a week.

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    1. That's a great idea! I hadn't thought of that :-) I will see how that works out!

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