March 08, 2006
A Word About Comments has been bombarded with comment spam over the last 48 hours or so, from an abundance of IPs and addresses all flogging the same bogus URL. As a result I intend to use an iron hand in comment-closing for a while. Entries older than a week will be closed promptly. So if you have something to say, don't dilly-dally! (Unless you are our lowlife comment spammer, in which case you can put a sock in it.)

Posted at March 08, 2006 08:40 PM

Are you using any comment spam filters? I've had pretty good luck with the keyword filter set up to automatically junk posts that use any pharmaceutical, casino, or porn related terms. That knocks out 98% or more of the spam our site receives.

Posted by: Ed Kohler on March 8, 2006 09:43 PM

We had been using the MT filters and they had been working, but we had not been "managing key words" which my husband is currently doing now. Some stuff slipped through, alas. Thanks for the tip though!

Posted by: Anne on March 8, 2006 10:12 PM
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Due to the proliferation of comment spam, I've had to close comments on this entry. If you would like to leave a comment, please use one of my recent entries. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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