Testing new comment-spam controls

Since I’ve started posting more regularly, I’m getting over a hundred spam comments a day on each post, which kinda drowns out the few real comments I get. Yes, I hold first comments from new visitors for moderation, but I’ve missed several real comments that got deleted when I bulk-deleted the spam. (Thank you, friends, for being persistent and picking up the phone when your comments didn’t appear!)

Today I’ve added two new-to-me plug-ins that several of my WP expert friends recommend:

  • Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
  • Simple Trackback Validation

Between them, these two should prevent the real junk from hitting my moderation queue, allowing me to move legitimate comments online more quickly.

About Kat

Cat lover, singer, early music addict, reads a lot. Former R&D chemist with an obsessive need for variety. Now active as a freelance technical writer and editor, web designer, photographer, computer coach, and trainer. Owner, MasterWork Consulting (http://www.masterworkconsulting.com/).
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2 Responses to Testing new comment-spam controls

  1. S Emerson says:

    I tried Simple Trackback Validation on 2 blogs. It seemed to be dumping legit trackbacks so I removed it from one.

    You might want to monitor if it does the same for you.

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