Maybe I should be happy with this, because it must mean I get more visits to my blog, but just of late I have been getting a ton of spam posts. A couple of hundred a day. This is all pretty new to me to be honest, and I really don’t have much of an idea about how to handle it.
I know there are some spam blockers out there for WordPress based sites, but it looks like a lot give false negatives. I don’t want someone’s hard written comment to get labeled as spam, and I miss it.. nor do I want to have to troll through a spam folder to make sure there isn’t anything that it might have screwed up..
It looks like most spam I get is on older posts.. I was wondering if there was just a way to turn off commenting on older posts – no one seems to comment on stuff more than two weeks old anyhow.
I would love to hear from people about how they deal with the rediculous amount of blog based spam, yet still manage to process the genuine comments effectively. Either comment to this post, or email me at matt(at)mattikaarts(dot)com
Thanks everyone for making this blog a complete giggle to write!