I’m right now languishing in spam purgatory if not spam hell. Somehow the ever-noxious spammers have figured out a way through my spam filter and have littered the ‘comments awaiting moderation’ section of my blog with literally thousands of spams. It started happening about the time we got to Dallas last week and has gotten progressively worse. When we arrived in Portland, Maine late yesterday after a long day of weather-delayed flying the situation had worsened and I had spam everywhere.
I beat a path to my web guy’s door (his office is in Portland). He installed a plugin that requires that a commenter enter a series of letters and/or numbers to be recognized as a human and not a spammer. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes anyone, but I had to do it.
This morning, for the first time ever, I had zero spam. However, I still have hundreds and hundreds in my comments awaiting moderation that I’m going through plucking the real comments from. It’s a tedious task that probably won’t get done today as I have a busy, busy day ahead of me here. So if you’ve got a comment that hasn’t been posted, don’t despair. I’ll get to it as soon as I can.
And, again, I apologize for the pain in the rear factor in having to enter the letters/numbers to comment, but it was either that or require registration.
Spam-related comment problems