The War Against Comment Spam
Our site has been targetted by spammers in our comments section for the past several months. In the past, we could rely on captchas to aid us, but lately they’ve been using humans to add content so it’s been impossible to fight (welcome to the world of globalization, where people make meagre money by adding SEO value to other sites). ExpressionEngine’s free service doesn’t have a great blacklist, which doesn’t help.
So we’ve had to go a little bit hardcore. Starting now no one can add urls to their comments. If you link to a site in your comment, you won’t be able to post your comment.
I know this is not ideal for a blog. We want to be able to link to stuff in our comments the same way we link to things in the blog. We’re hoping this can be a temporary measure until we can either a) come up with a better workaround or b) raise the funds to buy the licensed version of ExpressionEngine which presumably has a better blacklist (It’s $150. Feel free to send the funds to DWIN’s paypal account).
We apologize for the inconvenience but hopefully we can enjoy our postings in peace and quiet.
Posted by Graeme on Sunday, December 4 at 6:38 am