I’m sick of it!

July 18th, 2008


I get about fifty spam comments a day in my comment moderation queue and I’m sick of it, so I have activated a plug-in called Challenge to see if it can keep the spambots at bay. Let me know how it works out, particularly if you think it isn’t working properly.

5 Responses to “I’m sick of it!”

  1. Rowan Manahanon 18 Jul 2008 at

    This seems to be a big problem with using WordPress and is the only reason I have not yet moved over to that platform. I’m still on humble Blogger with a modest but growing number of subscribers by RSS and email – and I have no such problems with spam.

    WordPress positive / Spambots negative?

  2. Declan Chellaron 18 Jul 2008 at

    Well, it turns out that “Challenge” isn’t much use to me anyway. Seven spam comments have got through to the moderation queue since I activated “Challenge”.
    That means the spambots are somehow bypassing the actual comments form.
    Further investigation is clearly required.

  3. Phyllon 19 Jul 2008 at

    theese chellenge kwestions r so tuff!

    8 x 4 + 1 = 40, no ???

    phnar!

  4. Declan Chellaron 19 Jul 2008 at

    Furthering your education in the use of the word “Phnar”, Phyll, it is usually only used in cases of sexual innuendo.

    Inn-u-end-o… phnar!

  5. wychwoodon 19 Jul 2008 at

    Oddly enough, I just came across a website that may be able to help you with this:

    http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/comment-spam-alert-i-read-a-similar-article/

    Unless, that is, i have completely misunderstood the problem. Apologies if so.

    Good luck with this one, Detective!:)

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