Wednesday, 20 December 2006

Comment moderation now ON






I get way more spam comments than genuine ones. I often have spells when I'm too busy to tend to this blog, so I used to think that it would be better to let anyone comment, and take the chance of spam, rather than keep people waiting till I managed to find time to approve comments.

But I've really had it now. I don't get many real comments anyway, these days, yet increasingly I get so much spam (the spammers seem to be better able to solve the CAPTCHA than me!) that I seem to be spending more time deleting spam comments than answering real ones or writing new posts.

So I've turned on comment moderation. And I'm leaving it on until there's an easy way to bulk delete unmoderated comments (or Blogger introduce better anti-comment spam tools).

So if your comment doesn't appear on a post immediately, you'll know why. Sorry about that, but that's how it goes.

2 comments:

Teri said...

I also turned this feature on for the first time. I got just one cyber-stalker and that was one too many leaving nasty comments.

Some people just don't know how to disagree!

Improbulus said...

Teri, I'm sorry you've been stalked. One cyber-stalker is still one too many. I hope whoever it is will give up and go away. At least comment moderation should help a bit.