Say \”No\” to Comment Spam
I think I got rid of comment spam. We\’ll see. I had hundreds of thousands of them just sitting in the database. I made two simple changes. The first was adding a simple required checkbox in the comment form. This might not be enough, I don\’t know. If it\’s not, I can change it to a text box that requires specific text or something, but the checkbox is simpler for the user, so I want to see if that suffices.
The other change I\’m less happy about. I turned off trackbacks for now. I\’ll have to get those back on, but it\’ll probably be a while. Basically, my site runs off of WordPress -2.0 or something. None of the modern spam removing stuff works on it. I should upgrade at some point, but meh.
Anyway, this means that comments will probably appear on the site in a more timely fashion. I\’m still moderating them, but with the spam gone I won\’t be ignoring them anymore. Also, if this actually turns out to work, I\’ll get rid of the moderation.