Minor Change to my Blog

I have “turned off” the ability to use html in my comments. Hopefully, this will cut down on some of the comment spam I get.

I use and love MT-Blacklist, but until you teach it what to block you still have to go through and clean your blog (i.e. remove the damn spam from your comments), then add the patterns into MT-Blacklist.

Maybe this move will cut the amount of spam I get in the first place.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Chad Baker

    A lot of blogs out there have turned off comments altogether because of this. For bloggers that have been around a while, it’s probably quite annoying. For the newbies among us, at least it’s a sign that someone is out there.

  2. Erik Weibust

    Yeah, I was real excited when I started getting comment spam. 🙂

    But now, I’ll get like 50 spam comments a day. And I don’t even have anything worthwhile to say. I can’t imagine how much spam the real “good” blogs out there get.

  3. Mark

    Bummer on the comments stuff. Luckly my site is still small enough that I really don’t need to worry about it. But if I do the latest release of it has all the IP spam blocking stuff built in.

    How it works is yet to be (b)seen(/b). 😉

  4. Chad Baker

    Just wondering… are the google ads worth the effort?

  5. Erik Weibust

    There really isn’t any effort involved in having Google Ads. You just apply for the program. Then add a block of code to the templates you want the ads on.

    I like the ads because I enjoy seeing what Google thinks is relevant to my site as a whole(main page) and then each post.

    Sometimes Google Ads gets confused. It used to have all kinds of hunting ads on JavaRanch.com.


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