Sunday, March 7, 2010

Here comes the s-p+a*m

After a couple of years with no spam at all, I'm starting to get a lot of it in my comments. So I've had to turn on comment moderation, which I normally find annoying in other blogs.

Is there anything that can be done about blog spam besides comment moderation?


Victoria Dixon said...

I've wondered about this, too, Jim. I REALLY don't want to moderate comments like some uptight school marm and so far it's not an issue, but I can see a day when it will be. I would like to know if there's a way to delete the spam that made its ugly way in.

Saw you on Kappanohe, btw. I wrote a review of "Robe," too. ;D

Jim Melvin said...


I'm going to have to delete your comment.

Just kidding!!!!! :)

Yeah, it's become a real pain. And the comment moderation probably discourages comments.

And wasn't Robe wonderful?

Kathy said...

Spam doesn't taste very good.

Jim Melvin said...

True. Tofu's much better!


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