WordPress and Comment Spam

So bad... it's somewhat persistent...

Well, seems like I’m not the only one having problems with this. Even this particlur “poker spam freak” has been referenced by other WordPress users. I found this discussion when looking for a possible solution. There are some embedded solutions within WordPress, but they leave something to be desired. I don’t want to moderate all the comments… I don’t want to receive them in the first place! There’s IP ban lists available (via a WP plugin), but those have to be updated. Apparently, the next version of WordPress will have more on handling comment-spam. I could add a CAPTCHA scheme to the comments, and that would be kinda cool. (See Gudlyf’s World….) This way, people would have to input what they saw in a generated graphic (a random string of numbers and letters) to be allowed to post their comments. Spam bots would not be able to do this. So I may look into doing that. There’s only one thing remaining: justice. Where’s the justice? This smug bastard is still contaminating the Internet with junk! 👿

EDIT: Comprehensive list of options for WordPress users to combat spam.

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