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WordPress Anniversary: Comment Spam Lessons

As my readers know, I’m not a fan of reblogging. However, Lorelle has posted some very good information about comment spammers, how to recognize them, and what to do about them. Don’t miss all the informative links at the end of her post. More great information.

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It’s hard to believe that I’ve learned much from comment spammers over the years. I’ve learned that they are among the most hated folks in the world, yet you have to respect them as well.

As I look back on ten years of blogging with WordPress on this 10th Anniversary year, I realized that comment spam has been a popular subject on this site.

My site is not very interactive. I tend to publish articles that leave little room for discussion. Yet, like most of us today, this site has had more than its fair share of comment spam. Thank goodness that and the WordPress Community, along with dozens of other forum and web publishing platforms, have Akismet to protect them. Akismet is one of many projects created by Matt Mullenweg that make the world a better place and I’m so grateful.

I’ve watched comment evolve from email…

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  1. Thank you for the referral and helping to spread the word about comment spam. That sounds odd to say, but the struggles to deal with comment spam is often what causes a blogger to give up as it brings such negative energy to the joy of publishing. I work hard to find something of value in everything associated with blogging and self-publishing, thus I thought the best way to help educate people about comment spam was to look at the lessons I’ve learned from dealing with it. I hope it was helpful.


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