I've been receiving a ton of spam comments on my blog lately. Ugh!
And, I don't know about you, but I hate the robot checker and didn't really want to have to revert back to that (but knew I would have to if I couldn't find an answer...because some of the spam was just plain inappropriate!).
I think I found a temporary solution. Maybe a permanent fix....time will only tell.
Here's what I did:
What I had begun to notice is that most of my spam comments were on older posts. So, this way, I can still receive comments (even from "Anonymous" comments) and I'm blocking most of the spam from getting through. I now receive notices that I have comments to moderate. Well, guess what? All of the ones that I have to moderate are about 99.9% spam. And, most of the legit comments are still able to make it through without having to enlist ol' robot checker.
For me, it seems to be working...I'd better go knock on some wood.
Hope this helps you :) If you have a better solution, I'd love to hear it! Please comment below and tell me your tricks for comment moderation and blocking spam.
Happy Thursday :)