Today I had my first brush with that plague of the electronic world: blog spam. It’s the same crap as email spam, but posted as comments in one’s weblog. Some casino spammer posted well over 150 messages as comments on Virtual Farm Boy. I’m surprised that it hasn’t happened before. It took me about twenty minutes of mass deletes to get rid of them.
So…. although I will still allow comments, if a person posts, they will have to respond to an email message that will be sent automatically by the system. Then their comment will be posted. Otherwise, any comments will go into a queue and will wait until I get around either to posting or purging. If the situation gets out of hand, I’ll turn off comments altogether.
I can’t think of enough bad things that should happen to spammers.