Regarding spam comments…

2009 May 31
by Dante

I have been aware that we have had ongoing issues with a large amount of spam comments.

First off, allow me to apologize to those of you that have endured this issue for quite some time. I did not realize until recently that a number of our older posts have accumulated 30-50 spam comments. I realize that this is very annoying to those of you that have elected to receive email replies to certain posts.

I have turned on comment moderation for all posts over one week old in an effort to curtail the junk. In addition, I have gone through a few months of posts and removed many of the offending comments. I apologize if this inconveniences anyone.

Blogger has a known issue (currently still being worked on) that prevents me from deleting certain posts that contain Chinese language characters. This limits the amount of cleanup that I can efficiently perform, as does the inability to delete a large amount of comments in one go.

I will redouble my efforts to monitor the site and keep the disruption to a minimum. Later this year, we will be migrating the site over to WordPress where we will have full control over my comment and spam monitoring system. At this time I would suspect the situation to dramatically improve.

Thank you for your patience, and thank you all for reading and taking the time to comment. If any of you have Blogger related blogs and have tried to combat this, I would welcome any advice.

— Dante

5 Responses leave one →
  1. Noumenon permalink
    May 31, 2009

    So you just don’t get e-mail notification, and had no idea this was going on? I thought it just didn’t bother you. Well, spammers will have one less place they can hide now!

  2. Dante permalink
    May 31, 2009

    No we don’t get email notification on our posts. It certainly does bother us and we’ll be taking many steps (including the aforementioned WordPress switch) to prevent this mess from happening again.

    Thanks for hanging in with us, Noumenon!

  3. Dante permalink
    May 31, 2009

    I have blown away over 73 pages of spam and counting on a temporary WordPress installation. With any luck we will have a WordPress solution in place by the end of this week.

  4. Noumenon permalink
    July 27, 2009

    I just realized that I hadn’t seen any RSS feeds from your blog in a while. This is the last post I saw on your blog. I think you may have changed a setting when you were changing settings. The page I had bookmarked for RSS feed was .

  5. Dante permalink*
    July 28, 2009

    Hey Noumenon, I thought we had all of the options covered when we switched to WordPress, the new feed url should be: Thanks for checking back in on us!

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