Thursday, February 21, 2013

I Need Your Advice

Until recently, the amount of spam that was being posted in the comments section here and on my other blogs has been minimal and easily dealt with.

About a month ago, however, it picked up significantly and is a multiple daily issue on each of the blogs I post.

I have always made posting comments as easy as possible, refraining from making anyone enter their name and email address (though I appreciate the fact that almost everyone does) so I know who is posting - or that other dastardly method ... the dreaded captcha! Personally I hate making comments on blogs which use captcha and it is almost entirely unusable on a cell phone.

The final option would be to moderate comments, and at the moment, if I decide to change the way comments are handled here, that would most likely be the way I initially go.

But before I do anything, I would like to hear your thoughts - ironically, in the comments section below.

What do you think? Have you any other suggestions for me?


  1. It definitely gets tricky! My blog is new and I don't have much traffic to it- so I've never really had the problem personally (did I just jinx myself?). While captchas are a pain- especially on a phone- I do think they're pretty standard on many blogs these days. If you have the time and inclination to moderate, that's certainly a way you can make it easier on your readers. However...I have to say, there is something satisfying for the readers in seeing their thoughts post immediately. I know I like it, anyway! There's a blog or two on the WW hop that uses a simple math captcha instead of the graphic number/letter combo. I haven't looked into yet, but I do like that one. It's usually something super simple, like "5 - ___ = 2". Way easier than the other kind... Good luck as you try to figure out what will work best for you!

    1. Yes, I noticed the math security line today - will have to check into that as well.

  2. Hey, look at that- my comment posted immediately! ;)