Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Spam in my Comments

Help! Calling all savvy Blogger friends! I'm getting anonymous and highly annoying spam comments on the blog and it's driving me crazy. I'm leaving the one in the latest post (before this one) for an example. I've been going in and manually deleting them. Does anyone know how I can block them? I don't want to have to monitor all my comments before they are published, but maybe that's the only answer?

7 comments:

The Finch's said...

I think if you make people input a word to input to see (like when you buy ticketmaster tickets) it helps. Try that!

The Finch's said...

it is called word verification!

Elisabeth said...

Yeah, you should definitely look into word verification.

Go to settings>comments and scroll down to where it says "Show word verification for comments?" and click "Yes".

Easy as pie!

Coleson's Blog said...

You could instead make it so only registered users (or members) can comment and not anonymous users...

Coleson's Blog said...

...this would be in Settings tab then Comments tab...

KeriAnn said...

Thanks you all! I did the word verification. Elisabeth, your instructions were perfect. :)

anna studenny said...

KeriAnn,
You could also set it so you have to approve each comment. Basically, the comment is emailed to you and then you have to click a link to approve and publish it. The word verification should help, too. Sorry about the annoyance.
A.


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