Stopping Spam

I’ve had so much spam in the last few weeks that I’ve had to implement a spam blocker.  Moderating them myself is taking too much time.  (I  had 75 spam comments today at Dispatches alone.)  It’s called Akismet, and it’s supposed to work quite well.  The only drawback is that it occasionally stops a legitimate comment.  If you comment on something, and you don’t see your comment within 24 hours, please let me know.  I’ll approve it.  Hopefully, it won’t happen often, but it’s gotten old moderating the amount of spam I’ve had to put up with, especially lately.  Of course, the way to avoid having comments classified as spam is to follow.  The followers didn’t transfer over from Blogger when the posts did, and I don’t know of a way to transfer them.  If anyone does, please drop me a line.  There were some good conversations on the old blog, and I hope to have more here.

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