You’ll notice that comments on this blog are closed; its not that I don’t welcome them, and not that I don’t want to “join the conversation”. Its just that the ‘bots keep coming, and frankly, I don’t have the bloody time. Use a pingback! I’d love that!
This little snippet was originally on my About Me page. And I’ve been thinking (yes, I know I should make a habit of that!), blogs are becoming increasingly easy to manage; plugins like Akismet now exist to help with the problem of spam and the like…
Deep breath. Comments are now welcome. If you’re an actual human being reading this, I’d appreciate a hello.
I really hope I don’t regret this. Heh heh.
Update 24 Jan 2010: Akismet has protected your site from 24 spam comments already, and there are 12 comments in your spam queue right now.
Update 24 Jan 2011: Akismet has protected your site from 453 spam comments already.
Update 6 Oct 2011 (Webhost changeover and counter reset):
Update 1 Nov 2011: Akismet has protected your site from 2,779 spam comments already.
That’s almost 3,000 spam comments in a year. In the last couple of days there’s been about 50-60 per day. I’m turning off today (probably for a week) and see if the situation improves then…