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How do I stop spam?

  1. Hi, I've had my blog for a couple of weeks, and in the past few days I've been getting spam. The last 2 were filthy, X rated smut that were left as comments. Are there ways to stop this kind of thing?

  2. Are you talking about your blog here at wordpress.com with http://paradoxian.wordpress.com/ ? Akismet should be grabbing those 'spam' comments. Make sure that you are 'training' akismet by marking them as spam. Another thing you can do is check out the options for comments by going to your Admin => Options => Discussion including having comment authors to have to have a previously approved comment or something like that.

    Trent

  3. I already have askimet on wordpress, but I started a new blog at edublogs. org and am trying to figure out how to obtain an askimet key so I can use askimet on edublogs. How can I do this. I can not seem to find it anywhere when I nagivate through my dashboard. Is there something I'm missing?

  4. This one should help you!

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/10/19/api-key/

    Trent

  5. Awesome! Thank you!

  6. Spam is one of the evils of having a blog. I used to get 50 - 100 a day. Now I get about 300 a day.

  7. Ok, thanks everybody, I guess that means people are sending spam, and ocassionally one or two will get through. That's not so bad, don't mind deleting the few that manage to slip through the filter.

    Nosysnoop, are you saying you get that many appearing in your blog? Sheesh.

  8. @paradoxian
    The truth is that the vast and overwhelming majority of internet communications are spam. Just to give you a clear idea about the amount of spam there is please take a look at this http://akismet.com/stats/

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