Hoping to cut down on spam comments

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by Emmett in Site Development
I just installed a plugin called Spam Free WordPress in an attempt to cut down on the obnoxious volume of spam comments I've been getting over the last month or so. I guess it's nice that my blog is getting enough exposure to the Internet to warrant spam, but I came home to a little over 50 spam comments pending review this last weekend and I'd just like a system that's a little more proactive. Unfortunately, I'm a little concerned that this plugin may be a little too proactive. It's actually acting as a block instead of a filter, which is nice because I don't have spam comments filling up a database, but it may also mean that there's no log of what's getting blocked (at least it doesn't seem like there is). If a legitimate post get's denied, there's no way for me to know, unless that person contacts me to tell me. Fortunately, I know the only person who actively reads this, so if it happens to them, they'll probably just tell me the next time I see them. I usually get a handful of spam comments a day, so I should know how it's working by tomorrow morning.

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