Comment spam

1:58 AM 11 October 2003

I’m suprised that this small humble site has already been subjected to comment spam. Hey spammers don’t bother! I don’t get the traffic to warrant it. So far I have only had a few which were simply deleted, but it is enough to make me think at least twice before allowing HTML to appear in comments.

Out of curiousity I had a look around at how others are handling this growing problem. There are some ingenious ideas out there including Jay Allen’s soon to be released blacklist solution.

For the moment I’m happy to sit back, delete ‘em as they arrive, and wait for the tools to develop. Hopefully by the time I need it there will be a SpamSieve comment filter MT plug-in.

Oliver Boermans is a design geek in Adelaide, South Australia: is a place for Ollie to rant, reflect and share. Feed

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