Defending a Blog from Spam…
Posted by btchakir
Since I put it in 3 years ago, my spam preventing software, Akismet, has kept 9,454 people from getting their comments or pingbacks on Under the LobsterScope. It’s accuracy rate has been 98.31%, and of the 1.69% it has removed by accident, I have been able to check through them and put them all back. This is a pretty good record and I’m very happy with Akismet.
For the most part, the spammers we have intercepted were people trying to use comment areas for free advertising. Obviously, they ignore the warning I put at the top of column 2 of the blog. I am glad to promote much advertising, but not for free and not in the comments. And since it is easy to get ahold of me, I’m surprised that none of these yoyos do it.
I also cut out sex sites, comments on politics which don’t take a fair and honest look at either side ( I quickly cut comments that use expletives to describe most politicians and especially Democrats and Liberals… although I have been known to apply this protection to Conservatives as well) and comments that have nothing to do with the post it is commenting on.
All in all, it has not effected the 356,000+ readers who have visited Under The LobsterScope over the same period… many of whom have left comments that often educated me on various issues, and for that I am grateful.
- Akismet stats changes (akismet.com)
- Thanks for Akismet!! (kaykathrynkelley.wordpress.com)
- Persistence (acemanonline.wordpress.com)
- Top 10 tools for WordPress AntiSpam (technotricks.wordpress.com)
About btchakirRetired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.
Posted on March 31, 2011, in Advertising, Announcement, blogs, Business, editorial, Opinion, sex, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged Akismet, blog, Conservatives, e-mail, E-mail spam, spam, Spam in blogs, WordPress. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.