Moderated Comments *sigh*

A plague of spam comments has finally forced my hand. Comments on posts older than 14 days now require approval.  I promise not to censor your stinging critiques.

That is all.  Carry on.

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  • lilburne

    I deleted a whole load of comments today from someone asking why their account wasn't being approved. I was going to respond that it was because their IP address was recorded in all the spam databases known, but then thought well they must already know that.

  • Sheryl

    Yes, I was surprised to see a whole bunch of comment notifications for old GM posts to which I'm subscribed. 😛

    I've had my blog comment settings to moderate any post older than 7 days for quite a while. For the most part, the real comments seem to get made within the first few days of the post. The spam-bots hit the older posts… probably the ones that have had time to get linked and be fairly strong in search results. I have one old post that particularly seems attractive to spammers, and I cannot see why.

  • Anne Gilbert

    I have to delete obvious spam on my blog, every single day. They're usually something Japanese or Chines, but there's other kinds of stuff as well. I can't seem to get rid of the stuff. I'm sorry you have to do this, but I ended up having to do this, too.

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