Thursday, December 8, 2011

Spam? Bamn!

Yesterday I changed the Tavern's settings to allow posters of comments some freedom from the requirements of being a Google or OpenID user.

This has had two immediate effects. I've gotten some comments from posters that aren't Google or OpenID users (Woot!) and I'm getting random spam comments to old and new posts. About one every 2 to 3 hours.

Want to buy some Uggs? Penis too small? Viagra? Sorry, they were all caught by Blogger's Spam Filter. It sometimes catches legit posts too, and for that I apologize, but it hasn't let a single piece of spam in yet.

So, we'll be keeping the door open it seems. Glad this experiment seems to be working.


  1. Phew! I saw the title of this post and immediately thought the opposite had happened. You were drowning in spam and BAMN! closed the door.

    Glad I was wrong and to hear the filter is working.

    Also, I am really sorry to hear about the Uggs offer.

  2. Heh! I'm glad it's working too :)

  3. It does make it easier to comment on the run. Heck the only thing I use Open ID or Googleblogger ID is to comment on OSR blogs. :)


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