Fighting off unwanted comments

Fighting off unwanted comments

Unmoderated sites like this offer easy pickings for the spam merchants and we have to keep it under control all the time. As users might have noticed we have had a very bad weekend.

Until now we’ve mostly been the target of on-line gambling sites – not porno ones. That has changed and we have had to broaden the range of words and phrases that will not get through. This will mean that some legitimate comments might not be published straight away.

Please try to avoid words or phrases that could be picked up by our defences. Thus quoting directly from an Alistair Campbell email will result in your comment being blocked!

The main preventative devices are to only accept comments from those who are registered and/or to have moderation in place all the time. I’m not keen on either of them.

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