Thursday 23rd October 2003
I had a few emails recently about annotations posted where the users’ names linked to porn sites. These are “comment spam” and are an increasing problem on weblogs. I generally delete them when I check through all the annotations every few days, but this time they were apparently more noticeable!
There are several methods of combatting these, and Six Apart (the company that produces Movable Type, the software Pepys’ Diary uses) is also thinking about it. When I get time I’ll look into implementing something, especially if it becomes more of a problem.
In the meantime… I will spot the spam eventually, so don’t worry about letting me know unless it’s particularly offensive or obstructive (most of it is pretty brief and anodyne, aside from the link to a porn site).