Friday, November 13, 2009

Comments Settings

I'd love to hear what you have to say about the post below or any other - but I'm changing my comment settings to disallow "anonymous" comments. Sorry - I've been getting lots of spam all of a sudden.

Other options are to just keep deleting spam as it comes, close comments all together, or have them queue up and await moderation.

Let me know if you're aware of a good way to block comment spam in an environment like this.


Fiona L Cooper said...

Move to wordpress!!!! They block spam comments for you!

Marti said...

I wondered how long it would be before somebody piped in with that... I might. I just don't like leaving my archives - almost 500 posts - behind. That's the only reason I've hesitated. But I'd consider a move. WP is certainly a better product.

malianta said...

I was about to say the same thing - my experience with WP is great, it's rare that I have to mark a comment as SPAM. BTW, there are ways to move all entries. If I remember correctly, it was first export as xml and then import at WP. I am not sure if tags are moved correctly, too.

Marti said...

J - thanks. I went ahead and set up a WP account. We have a holiday weekend coming up here in the States so maybe I'll play around with a new blog! Actually, will also be needing a new platform for the weekly pub I manage at work - we send it out over email primarily but need an RSS-feed-able site for archives. Wordpress might do the trick for that as well. I have this fantasy that if I put the challenge out to my readers for that, one of them will volunteer to do it for me - especially as importing THOSE archives may not be as easy as it appears a blogger-->wordpress move might be.