Stopping the Comment Spam

February 14, 2007 by

We’ve instituted a new measure to fight comment spam. When you post a comment you’ll be asked to type a word to verify that you’re a real person commenting and not some spambot. We know it’s a hassle, but we needed to find a better solution to cut down on our maintenance and keep junk off the site.

We’re still perfecting the system, so currently the comment preview feature isn’t working. Hopefully we’ll have it firing on all cylinders soon.

Thanks for your patience.

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Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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2 Responses to “Stopping the Comment Spam”

  • David
    February 14, 2007

    wordpress + akismet
    It just works. Perhaps you should try it?

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  • michael lee
    February 19, 2007

    I second that motion! I was getting about 500 spam comments a day on my site, installed Akismet, and it’s down to zero.
    none. not a single one gets through. It’s that good, and a totally transparent technology to your readers.
    If you’re using a different blogging platform, you might check to see if someone has already built an akismet plugin for it.

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