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Wednesday, 04 July 2007



I had to use "first post moderation", comments closed after 30 days, word filters, and IP bans to bring it down to a manageable level at my little slice of blogtopia. I have no idea what it's like for the "big guys."


AFAIK, I don't have anything like first post moderation, and while I can close comments manually, I don't believe I have the ability to do so after a set period of time. I have noticed that the spammers tend to comment on older posts, so that might help somewhat. I'm not going to bother trying to set up word filters, both because the spammers will get around them and authentic comments will be blocked, but also because it would be a constant battle to keep updating the lists. And I banned my fourth IP address today earlier this evening, after I posted about turning on comments moderation.

The shits are turning the internets into a much less friendly place than they used to be. Considering all the work they put in, the return on the investment has got to be minuscule: to the point where it would probably be less work to make an honest living.

Mustang Bobby

After seeing what Melissa went through at Shakesville, I can believe just about anything.

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