Sunday, November 29, 2009

Didn't Wanna Hafta

I'm sorry to say that I've applied word verification to my comments section. Didn't wanna hafta do that, but I've been getting spammed. Mostly viagra stuff and for some reason, almost all on the thread entitled, "A Forum For Dan Only". Can't imagine why that would be.

According to the instructions, I, as humble host, don't have to do it and word verification won't show up when I comment. Thus, I won't know for sure if I actually enabled it unless one of you tells me it's there. Let me know please. I'd disable it if anyone can tell me how to shut off comments on a specific thread, such as the one that is getting most of the spam. If the spam shows up on a different thread, then word verify it is. Any thoughts on this possibility?

Also, I know this post will cause some to drop off into "older posts". I consider the discussion on "Questions for Barry Supporters" to be ongoing still. So feel free to continue the discussion there.


Anonymous said...

It is there.

I like Wordpress' options. Their sp*m filter picks up most unwanted comments, but unfortunately lets through those of Liberal theologians. First time commenters are moderated (no word verification -- just an email to me requiring approval). After that you can moderate people if you want or just let them comment away.

Vinny said...

I think it is a pretty minor inconvenience. If you want to verify its operation, just sign out of blogger. Then you will see it, too.

Randy said...

The word verification is there on this screen. Not a big problem for me.

I've been spammed by some of the same entries recently. I decided to disallow anonymous comments and to do moderation on posts > 14 days old. So far, it seems to have helped.

Randy said...

I saw your post on an old entry of mine. It turns out I have to manually check to see if there any comments held in moderation.

Since I turned on moderation, I've been spammed several times....