Spam is inevitable in the online world. Some spam detection algorithms are better than others, but none of them are perfect. Any spam filter, including filters for blogs, has to find a balance between making sure spam is caught and making sure legit messages get through. WordPress's spam filter is called Akismet. My experience is … Continue reading Managing Blog Spam
We've all got our own way of approaching blog comments, both the ones we give and the ones we receive. Various people have written about this, and even more have written about it since I scheduled this post, but I thought I'd go ahead and toss out my own perspective. I remember a year or … Continue reading How do we comment?
Recently a blogger left a comment on my post A grumpy guide to blogging etiquette regarding my statement that if someone leaves a comment on your post that disturbs you, you should go right ahead and delete it. This blogger said that deleting comments that went against your point of view was censorship. That's not … Continue reading Blog Comments and Censorship