comments that are not related to content
Get more than 5 comments per day from someone that doesn’t even have an active or valid webpage in their info section. The comments appear to be made up and don’t relate to my content, i.e., your instructions are good; your product looks very nice; foreign languages and bad grammar; I use Askimet but still these nonsense comments come through. I want real comments not the kind I have to delete daily. Thanks for suggestions.
The blog I need help with is newjourneysonoldroads.com.
Mark spam as spam as Akismet is a learning engine it will learn over time to sequester these comments that you mark as spam.Spamming is big money business. I’ve blogged for over 8 years now and I know spam is not going to go away ever.
The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam. Spam comes in waves. There are human beings who get paid to post spam. There are robotic programs that post spam.
There is no such thing as eliminating all spam but Akismet works very well. For more information please take the time to read “5 things every blogger should know about spam” on this page Akismet: How it works http://akismet.com/how/
Aksimet is a learning engine. If you get spam that slips by Akismet then mark it as spam (do not delete it) and over time Akismet will learn it’s spam.
On the spam that Akismet catches on it takes only seconds to click “empty spam” and you don’t even have to click “empty spam” if you don’t want to. Akismet will maintain comments it has caught for 30 days from the time they were received, and then it will delete the comment automatically.
You can use the Bulk Edit function (check boxes on each comment) to delete less than all the spam comments or to Un-spam more than one comment at a time. Check the box at the comment then choose the proper bulk edit command.
Akismet is very accurate so trust Akismet. Set up comment moderation, if you have not already done so, because allowing anonymous commenting on your blog is like putting out the welcome mat for spammers.
This page > Settings > Discussion is where you set up defaults for comments. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/
Other comment settings
_Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
_Users must be registered and logged in to comment
5 a day, way small number!
Mark them as Spam if they are not already in the spam filter. The spam filter Akismet does a great job, but it is not perfect, if you mark as spam anything that gets by it, that will help it learn what is bad stuff
Spam is an arms race, sometimes the spammers win, sometimes they loose
I will follow advice and give it some time. New to blogging so was concerned that I should apply something I had not known to do. Thank you.
You’re welcome and best wishes with your blog. Below are some helpful links.
On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/
The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.
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