I like to make it as easy as possible for people to comment on my blogs.
I don’t see why people should have to jump through hoops in order to get their comments published.
That is why my position is that your comments get published by default. If you have something to say then I don’t put any barriers in your way.
I use an anti-spam plugin to prevent people taking advantage of this policy and it generally works.
I am happy to delete the couple that get in under the wire and occasionally I will leave the comment but remove the URL they want to highlight.
However recently on my ILoveCTP blog, things have been getting a bit out of hand.
The other day there were 20 spam comments waiting for me when I switched on my computer and this has been happening a bit too often for my liking.
Here is just a small selection of them:
The funny thing was that each is from a different name and a different IP address but all the comments were virtually the same:
“I simply want to say I am just beginner to blogging and seriously savored you’re website. Almost certainly I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly have beneficial articles. Bless you for revealing your web site.”
And all were promoting the same website.
So thanks to Issac, Latisha, Gregory, Felisa, Keeley, Georgette, Andrew, Carroll, Evangeline, Andrew (twice) and Burton.
From now on whenever someone new comments on the CTP blog I will have to approve the initial comment.
Once again it is the selfish, the lazy and ignorant who make life more difficult than it ought to be for the honest people out there.