Spam Reduxit

New Brunswick’s motto is Spem Reduxit (hope restored). In my case it may be spam reduxit, as I’m now getting about 200 comment spam per day. The Akismet spam module for WordPress is doing a good job, but I still check the comments marked as spam before deleting them permanently.

Usually, the spam concerns pills and porn, but lately it’s also been about mortgage rates and other more mundane things. Tonight, I noticed my first comment spam for Christian Ring Tones. We are scraping the bottom of the barrel with this one. Comment spam (a.k.a. search engine optimisation) is not the way to win friends and influence people.

If your comment has not been published after 48 hours, it has probably been lost in the comment spam bin. I try to check all of them, but I may miss some false positives. Just send me an e-mail.

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