Fighting comment spam

Starting about a week ago, I’ve been getting over 1000 spam comments on this web site per day. Yes, that is not a typo, I said over one-thousand. The spambots are certainly busy during the holidays, aren’t they?

While the vast majority of these comments have been caught by the anti-spam plugin that comes with WordPress, I’d like to stop them before they are submitted. So, I’m trying a couple of other plugins: Bad Behavior and Comment Policy. The first one blocks spambots by analyzing their requests and comparing them to known offenders, and the second forces you to agree to this site’s comment policy before your comment can be posted (which because of the way it is set up, spambots should not be smart enough to check the box properly).

As always, let me know if you have any problems.

4 comments on “Fighting comment spam

  1. Yeah, being a little slower to process the comment is a consequence of the Bad Behavior plugin. Hopefully, it’s tolerable for the few of you that post comments here.

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