I have decided that it is necessary to take the unwanted step of implementing comment moderation on this blog. I hate to do it, but maybe this will keep the spammers away if they can’t post their comments on my blog.
There are several alternatives and I thought that it will be helpful to get some feedback from the Hive Mind.
#1) Complete Moderation = I review all comments before posting them.
#2) install the Captcha filter = you have to pick out traffic lights and bicycles from some squares before you can post.
#3) moderation applied only to posts that are more than 14 days old = this makes it harder for Dr. Emu to go back several months to spam old posts.
I just turned on #3 moderation but am thinking of selecting one of the first two options for two weeks just to see what will happen. #1 might enable me to see how much spam comes in. #2 might eliminate it completely, although it is a pain in the butt for my readers.
Your thoughts please.
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