02 August 2006

Fucking Spam Comments

Im ever so slightly pissed off at the number of spam comments ive been getting over teh last couple of weeks. I could put word verification on, but thats just plain annoying to my (very few) Real commentors. So when I get a dozen people saying there are some links of interest, they have found cheap viagra, i liked your post check out this and similar it makes me quite simply want to sue some arse.

Unfortunately this is not that easy, in most cases they are not doing anything technically illegal, I could get them under the numerous new spam laws that are currently working their way through the legal system, however for a small site such as mine, and the fact that the few legal highers would probably view spam as email only, if they are entirely sure what its about, mean that I would most likely be on a hiding to nothing.

On a happier note I won a second prize off a competitions site today, I was pretty chuffed about that, first one was for £375, tis one was only for £50, stil not too bad though!

4 comments:

sonia said...

Wordpress is the answer. if you really want to get rid of spam. Akismet a WP plugin works wonders.

blogger's so crap anyway - why are you using it?

Oli said...

Because I like this templte, Wordpress has had its fair share of bad reviews too ;)

If this was one of my proper sites I would be using greymatter hosted on my own servers, thats about as good as you can get!

Mr Angry said...

I use Akismet for wordpress, I get somewhere in the region of 30-50 spam comments a day, and it gets them all.

(and the odd genuine commentor too, admittedly)

Oli said...

its got me before *Shakes fist*