Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Comments?

I have long since turned on "word verification," yet there are spam comments trickling in at an alarming rate. While I'm slightly curious as to why this is happening, what I really want to know is how to get it to stop, and whether there's a way to get rid of these comments without going through the archives and deleting them one by one.

6 comments:

Petey said...

"what I really want to know is how to get it to stop"

7 out of 10 naked teenage girls selling anime porn and cheap pharmaceuticals for medical problems you've never heard of agree:

Blog comment spam is a nasty problem plaguing everyone at the moment, and the solutions will have to come well above your pay grade level.

Do your best to ignore it until Blogger comes up with some solution.

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Personally, I'm curious how the bots get past the word verification.

Petey said...

One semi-solution some folks employ is to turn off comments on any post more than 2 or 3 weeks old, as the bots seem to target older posts to avoid immediate detection by humans.

Phoebe said...

How is that done? Doesn't that just turn off comments for the whole blog?

Petey said...

"How is that done? Doesn't that just turn off comments for the whole blog?"

I don't use Blogger, so I was just assuming you had that option.

In Typepad, you can turn off the comments to individual posts while leaving on comments to all other posts.

If you can't do that, it's back to the "ignore it" advice.

Of course, if you're a meth addict, after getting your apartment really, really clean, you can individually remove every spam comment on the blog...

Anonymous said...

actually, my comment wasn't spam. i really thought that photo was hawt. but, you know, whatever.

George L. Anesi said...

If you change "comments" to "opinions" or any other word(s), it will probably help some.