Comments Closed on Articles Older than 30 Days…for now…

My apologies…but the spam in the last two days has gone out of control on my blog (130 spam comments for today alone) and I have decided to close comments on articles which are older than 30 days for now. I will consider reopening comments to all articles in a week or so.

Thanks for your patience.

10 thoughts on “Comments Closed on Articles Older than 30 Days…for now…

  1. Mel u

    I had the same problem about 3 months ago-I noticed all spam was from anonymous posters-I have not gotten in the last 1000 posts a real comment from an anonymous poster-once I banned anonymous posting my spam problem was over-

  2. Caribousmom Post author

    Avis: Bah, is right!!!

    Mel: My comments require an email address be left, but it hasn’t stopped the spammers…very irritating. Luckily, 99% get caught by my spam filter BUT, I still check them because every now and then a legitimate comment gets put into spam…so it still annoys me!

    Stephanie: I wonder why the sudden increase?

    Rhapsody: Yes! The Russian porn…what’s up with that?!?!?

    Coffee and Book Chick: It is insane for sure.

    Megan: As I said to Stephanie…I wonder why we are seeing this sudden increase.

  3. Lori L

    I’m so sorry, Wendy, and I totally understand. Even when I eased up and set comments to just require my approval, the spam started up again so I went right back to word verification and approval. And I, too, wonder about the sudden increase again…. Any way, know that your readers support you and understand and sympathize with your frustration.

  4. Caribousmom Post author

    Lori: So frustrating. I tried to open them up again the other day, and within an hour I had 58 spam comments…so I closed it back down.

    Kathleen: It is SUCH a problem. I wish I could block IP addresses, but my system doesn’t allow that.

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