Stop Comment Spam and Trackback Spam « Akismet

I love Akismet.  Since I started this blog Akismet has killed over 400 spam comments, including a scripted “attack” today where some jackass tried to leave comments on every post on my blog about “Get your free credit card”… blah blah freaking blah.

None of those comments made it to where you would see them, and better yet – I didn’t have to deal with them either.  They were auto-deleted.  I just don’t have to worry about them.  So thanks Akismet – for making it easier to blog, and especially for providing this service for personal use for free!


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  1. Paul,

    No, I don’t have a reason “not to use these strategies” – but I also don’t have a reason to require these strategies. My blog is open to anonymous comments right now. As a new blog, I think it’s best to leave things as open an possible – to try and get conversation started without barriers. Akismet allows me to do this.

    If I start having problems with troglodytes, of course I will change things. Right now I just don’t need to.

    Since Akismet is a free plug-in for WordPress, and takes all of 5 minutes to set up, you should look into it. You can’t beat the service for the price!


  2. Interesting.

    I personally used to option to have people register first before they can comment. That way I keep spam out, as well as the less serious commentors. It also prevents people from commenting while pretending to be someone else.

    ‘rambleon’, I noticed, used the option that you don’t have to register, but you need at least one ‘confirmed’ post.

    I’m just curious, do you have a reason to not use these strategies?