October 14, 2003
Possible Spam Solutions
Herders - since we're having trouble with spam, I'm posting a few options to consider for blocking it. I haven't had a chance to really look through the options (I will once I return from Toronto next week), but best to inform yourself as well - and offer opinions or desires.
MT-Blacklist was just released and I'll be curious to see how it works.
The other option is James Seng's solution, which operates something like ticketmaster (details on his website; try posting a comment there). The problem with this otherwise elegant solution is that people with screenreaders will have difficulty leaving comments.
Also, if there are other plug-ins you are interested in, please let me know.
October 10, 2003
Lack of activity here on the main herder page certainly doesn't reflect a lack in the individual blogs. Unfortunately, spammers aren't slacking off either, including a few less than savory spams I found on misc. this morning.
Let's just say, I don't think the spammers were feminists.
In any case, this is something to pay attention to on all WordHerder blogs. You might want to scan your recent comments and *certainly* delete the offending spam - we don't want to encourage spammers by giving them a free forum. It's a pain, but an unfortunate fact of online communities is that they require moderation.
By the way - the MT edit page lists the five most recent comments - but is there a way to list *all* comments in order to track down old spam that slipped past (without going through every individual post looking for it)?