There are things people deal with when writing or reading blogs. I mean, when I first started blogging I broke my blog and had to beg somebody to look at my template to find what I did. Or how about when you comment on someones blog and accidentally do it twice? Argh-h. Usually if someone does that on my blog, I delete the duplicates because it just seems like the nice thing to do. I have run into problems posting photos - and made myself crazy trying to get one photo the right size and orientation.
But one big thing about blogging are the spam bots and the trolls and comments left to obviously send a reader to some other site, most likely dangerous in some way. People resort to comment moderation and word verification. Yuk. But I totally understand because sometimes I use it myself.
Now though, Blogger has come out with their own spam filter. I suppose it could have been there for a year and I didn't notice it, but when I did I was thrilled! I turned word verification off and since then, bots have tried but failed to post comments. I take that back, I think one got through in like - a month. You can see published comments as well as quarantined ones, and mark something "not spam" to let it through. So far though, I have not seen any accidentally marked as spam.
It's about time, don't ya think? I mean, really!
Thursday, February 10, 2011