Monday my Akismet spam plugin caught 97 spam comments. Yes, that’s right, 97! At least they were caught, but I really wish that they hadn’t shown up at all. Spam takes time to deal with, is usually unpleasant if not down-right evil, and reduces the quality of blogging life.
So what was I to do? I don’t like captcha codes. I did not want to make it hard for my friends to comment, and I personally find those captcha codes difficult to use. Sometimes a difficult captcha code even stops me from leaving a comment.
Then I remembered Blogging with Amy. Her comment form has a little box to click to prove you’re not a spammer. Very simple for the commenter. And, Amy being Amy, she tells you the name of the plug in: Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin.
I simply went to my dashboard, searched for the plugin, plugged it in, and got rid of my huge spam traffic. Tuesday I had 0 spam comments–yes, zero! So simple, and so satisfying.
Now when I blog I have:
- No more filtering through offensive messages to verify that there’s no valid comment mixed in…or just deleting all that spam and hoping no friend’s comment is deleted as well.
- No more stupid, offensive, or wicked ideas coming at me from my own blog.
- More joy, purity, and peace.
The Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin works for me!
Disclosure: I am in no way compensated for telling you about the Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin nor about Blogging with Amy. I’m just sharing some information that makes blogging more pleasant for me.