Friday, October 24, 2008


I received lots of spam comments the other day and I've implemented the Blogger comment approval system. I'm sorry if this is a pain in your butts, but it's the only defense I have against spam comments that I'm aware of. If you have suggestions, please let me know.

Before I started this blog, I had my own using bblog. It had no anti-spam measures at the time. I spent too much time deleting them with a SQL script and making software updates to bblog. I got sick of that and decided to go the easy route instead. Spammers made email a damned mess and they're working on ruining blogging too. What's next?

I mention comments because I've noticed a sharp drop-off in comments on my blog lately. It could be because I haven't been posting as often as I used to or it could be that I haven't been leaving as many comments on other blogs. It all goes together -- leave a comment, get acomment. It's two-way communication. Kinda like if I say hello to someone, they usually return the greeting (not that crazy-eyed guy I see in the hall at work though).

I shouldn't overlook the possibility that my posts are boring. I'll work on that. More provocative photos.


Scorpicon said...

Maybe it's that blogging it becoming to common that people no longer find it exciting to leave comments, or perhaps they don't have time what with all the other blogs they're reading.

Could be that you're just boooorrrring. ;-)

Snakebite said...

Provocative photos from the HC ride???

Jim Thill said...

I use the word verification and no moderation, and haven't yet received comment spam.

I think scorpicon has a point about the diminishing novelty of blogs and comments. I know I don't leave as many comments as I did 4 or 5 years ago. Back then, it was a treat to discover a blog that covered a topic of interest, but now I just don't give a damn about making new friends on the internet.

Frostbike said...

More provocative photos!

SiouxGeonz said...

So dull I had to leave an even duller comment!

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