I’ve been reading through the archives of Moveable Type, the people responsible for this blogging software. Unfortunately, I’m not alone when it comes to comment spam.
The 800+ entries this morning was sobering. I don’t want to go through it again. So, here’s what I’ve done. I just installed a little script which cuts off comments from blog entries after 10 days.
I can deal with policing comments on recent posts. And, recent entries are where the real comments are found. The spam gravitates to older entries.
I will report back on my success or lack thereof.