Spam is Way Down Here

Last week spam overtook my blog and my spam-killer was killing lots of regular commentators’ comments and burying the bodies in a pit with real spam. It’s not that the volume of spam increased but the quality of it increased. I added a requirement to do a simple copy-and-paste to post a comment and now the spam queue is almost empty making it easy for me to find the bodies and to resurrect them. It’s still a bit of work but much less than scanning pages of spam looking for good stuff.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to Spam is Way Down Here

  1. Visits fluctuate but every two or three months sets a new record. Life is good.

  2. TAZ says:

    Spam is way down on my site as well, and I’m wondering why. Not that I have a problem with it…it’s just very unusual to see a sharp drop.Have you noticed a sudden drop in visits as well?

    TAZ

  3. Yep. The spam filter is still putting a few comments in the spam queue but they are easy to spot because there’s no spam in there…

  4. dougman says:

    Ahhh….that explains it. I was beginning to think that you no longer wanted people to comment.

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