jay allen's comment spam solution

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Three cheers for the LazyWeb!

In his comment on my comment spam post, Jay Allen points to his solution for dealing with comment spam--and it's a far more elegant approach than anything else I've seen.

Thanks, Jay!

(Thanks also for pointing to David Raynes' new SubCategories plug-in for MT, which I'll be making good use of soon!)

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Extremely frequent visitors may have noticed that link-packed comments advertising various drugs keep popping up and disappearing here. They're always comments to posts that have a lot of links pointing to them and thereby a high Google PageRank, which... Read More

No Comment(s) from Matthew G. Kirschenbaum on October 1, 2003 5:34 PM

I'm giving serious thought to turning off the comments here. It's not just the comment spam, which is growing worse--I know there are solutions out there--it's also the just plain ugly sh*t that comes in out of left field (I'm Read More

Hit Me Again from AKMA’s Random Thoughts on October 2, 2003 9:07 PM

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On Comment Spam from Planned Obsolescence on October 10, 2003 11:41 AM

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Glad you like it. I personally am thrilled with it, as I've been able to head off what seems to be a persistent attack of comment spam on my site (I suppose they dont like me much now) with the system.

So far, not one of the approximately 15 spams in the last two days has ever been posted to the site.

Definitely a worthwhile read. I do it [Spam comment removal] manually nowadays, but if I get bored with it I'll automate it as it was suggested. Still playing with the blog.

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