Why I’m now moderating blog comments


I’ve been getting lots of comments on my blogs lately.

Normally that would be a good thing. However, many of the comments I’m seeing come through are actually spam.

Some are obviously spam. Some are a bit tricky.

There are a few telltale signs of spam blog comments. Red flags go up when I see things like:

  • Lots of links in the comment
  • Crazy bad English (or just gibberish)
  • Super long comments about nothing
  • Overly complimentary or generic comments
  • Comments that have nothing to do with the post
  • Sentences taken directly from my actual post (with nothing else)
  • Multiple comments from different sources that include the same theme (like essay writing)
  • Anything with Viagra in it

While the Akismet plugin for WordPress works well to filter out the obvious spam comments, some still come through.

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