October 10, 2010

Spam, spam, spam

Tags: Meta

After trawling through today’s 80 spam comments, I have decided to disable comments on this blog for an indefinite period.

When this blog started it would get a couple of spam messages a day. No big deal to clear out and easy to spot the occasional real comment. Now 50 spam comments is a good day. Some days have seen over 200 spam messages arrive. And that is with automatic filtering turned on. It is just too much to regularly go through. Also the spam is getting harder to spot. Before I could just scan them and it was clear what was real and what was not. Now there are at least half a dozen per day that need to be actually read properly to classify them correctly. It’s too much. I need to work out a better way to automatically filter the comments.