Comment Trash

We’ve been struggling to find a way to deal with the regular load of comment spam on our site. Many of our colleagues have just turned off comments. We did not want to take that route since it eliminates any interaction we might have with our loyal readers. However it is becoming more evident with hundreds of spam comments coming in per day we had to do a bit of cleanup. After trialing a few alternative means we are moving forward with a few web based tools to assist.

Filter spam & convert books

Our most recent attempt cleaning up comment spam is to install a version of re-Captcha which is an interesting Web 2.0 tool that uses the power of blog comments to convert published works to a digitized format. You can read about that unique process here.

Hopefully those of you who are posting normal comments will not see the gatekeeper as it should be transparent for legitimate comments.

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