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By Korny at 8:29 am on Monday, February 11, 2008

I foolishly left the default wordpress setting to “send me an e-mail but allow comments”. So now I’m on some spam source - I’ve made comments “moderate only” but I have to log in regularly and kill a pile of spam in the “to-moderate” folder. Maybe it’ll force me to blog more!

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Comment by sabik

February 11, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

My combination of the maths question and not marking up links seems to be working so far… I get an occasional spam comment very rarely, but never multiples. Or maybe I’m just lucky that my blog never got on anyone’s list.

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Comment by Korny

February 12, 2008 @ 6:27 am

The downside of not running my on blog software - I’m limited by what the host makes available. Some sort of captcha system would be better, definitely…

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Comment by Thorne Lawler

February 12, 2008 @ 11:23 am

Can has plugins?

If you can, Spam Karma 2 Works very well for me. Mine has filtered some godawful number of thousands of spam posts since I installed it, and let through a total of two. I never customised it in any way, either, just installed it and ignored it.

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Comment by Korny

February 15, 2008 @ 5:20 pm

I can add one of a number of pre-installed plugins - it doesn’t include spam karma, but there are some I can try. (I can request new plugins as well if I want)

However I’m reaching the point where I’m not sure if this ‘free’ blog has any advantage over using Trouble, or indeed installing my own so I can tweak it. The main advantage is in having “blog.sietsma.com” - maybe I should look into how to get my host to redirect subdomains, it *should* be possible.

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Comment by Korny

February 29, 2008 @ 9:50 am

also saw a cool presentation on enki last night - http://www.enkiblog.com/ - maybe I should be running my own blog. Course I’d have to make sure my home server was a bit more stable (and I’d still like to work out how to get subdomains of sietsma.com organised cheaply)

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