And Together, They Fight Spam!


I blame the title on the They Fight Crime entry over at TV Tropes, but it’s sadly appropriate.

I’ve been battling rising spam comments for a while now. I switched over to using Askimet in April and it’s already blocked 4,387 comments from coming through… but that’s four thousand some odd comments that I’ve had to check and delete (in case something ‘real’ got caught up by mistake).

So I’ve taken another tact and added SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam into the mix. I’m not happy about having to add a captcha, but the spam is getting crazy.

And yes, as soon as I make enough money to do so I will be sending all the plug-in folks a nice chunk of change. Without the handful of plugins I have this website would be a LOT harder to keep up and running!

We’ll have to see if this helps any; I had been using SI CAPTCHA to begin with and swapped to Askimet because it wasn’t working. Hopefully the two of them together will be able to stem the tide. *crosses fingers*

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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