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04/18/2012

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Sean

Joel,
Here's the deal with comment spam. http://www.webspam.org/what-is-blog-or-comment-spam-and-how-can-i-fight-it/

It's usually generated by bots, and not a real person. The gibberish words are randomly generated to get past spam filters. Not much you can do except put in CAPTCH or some other method to ensure there is a real person behind the comments.

Richard Lehnert

Try Akismet. It's an easy to use filtering programme. That'll sort it.

Dani

Congrats on the 2 post streak! Lol. Seriously though. No need to apologize for moderating comments. Spammers are such a buzzkill. At least it hasn't deterred you from posting. I used to have the same problem until I bought a smartphone. Now I just delete spammer junk with one touch wherever, whenever. Happy posting!

Ben Wooliscroft

Hi Joe, spam happens I'm afraid. I'm using Wordpress for my blog and it has a plug in that filters spam comments for me - dozens per day - all without me having to moderate. Askimet is the plugin, I'm not sure if it's available on your platform, but I love it. Keep up the great writing.
Ben

Tom

Thanks Joe. Unfortunatly spam is a real nuisance. Anyhow, Great to have you back on board and looking forward to more back to back posts. 8)

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