Spam Attack

It looks like my picture of Alice the Goon attracted a bunch of spam comments for the usual prescription stuff; Xanax, Viagra, Levitra, yadda yadda yadda. I whacked all the offending comments this morning and turned on Akismet, a spam blocking plugin for WordPress. It should be transparent to y’all, let me know if anybody has problems leaving a comment on the blog.

4 thoughts on “Spam Attack

  1. Thomas Post author

    So the spam attack continues unabated. Since I activated Akismet this morning, it has blocked over 23 spam comments. But nothing’s gotten through yet. It hasn’t snagged any legitimate comments yet, but then nobody’s bothered to make a real comment all day. Guess I better that functionality right now.

  2. Patti

    I’ve been getting the same prescription spams (not as many as you) and Akismet has caught them. Is there anything else I should do?

  3. Thomas Post author

    No, you don’t need to anything. Akismet will hold them for 15 days, then chuck them. You can periodically check them to see if there are any false positives, but otherwise just ignore it.

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