I Love Your Comments!

Especially, when you post them on my blog. But then I occasionally get comments like, “It’s a fabulous article, not thay hard for you to understand. Many thanks for putting aside time for you to write about those opinions.” And I’m all, like, “Aww, thanks for saying that. I put a lot of time into thinking about these things and it’s nice of you to— wait a second … that’s a pretty generic compliment and could be about anyone’s blog post.” And then I notice that the commenter’s website is something like HotGiraffeSex.com. Okay … I mean, it’s possible that a carnal giraffe enthusiast might really find my post on Memory Usage in the UIImagePickerController to be fascinating. But not likely. So it’s probably spam.

Also, spam is getting more insidious these days. It used to be that you could just do a Google search for the particular phrase used (“I love the tips on this site, they are always to the point and just the information I was looking for. Its hard to find good content these days in the world of spam and garbage sites.” comes up with over 4 million hits on Google, so if you get that comment on your blog, they’re probably not sincere.) But now they take a general comment and replace a word here or there so that you can’t just search for the exact phrase.

So, I’m attempting to block more spam by adding in a couple more plugins to my blog: WP-Captcha Free, and Bad Behaviour. I’ve also got SI CAPTCHA installed but not activated because I don’t want to make it any harder for any of you lovely readers to comment here. But I’ll do it if I have to because at this point, I’m getting more spam than actual comments!

If you run into any trouble commenting on my site, let me know by leaving a comment on— oh wait. I guess you’ll have to email me.

4 Responses to “I Love Your Comments!”

  1. Danimal Says:

    If you’re not running Askimet then I suggest you do. It’s great at filtering spam for you.

  2. Mach Says:

    Oh yeah, I’ve been running Akismet since Day 1. That thing is amazing. It catches several dozen spam a week and gets 90% of it. But it’s still a pain dealing with the few that trickle through.

  3. md Says:

    It’s a fabulous article, not that hard for you to understand. Many thanks for putting aside time for you to write about those opinions.

  4. Mach Says:

    Curse you Matt! Your comment is probably going to draw even more spam to my site! (But so far, WP-Captcha Free and Bad Behavior seem to be working.)