Spam , Spam , Spam
The problem of Spam is nowdays almost faced by all the bloggers . Some receive around 1000 spam comments everyday . Luckily we have many ways to tackle the situation . Some may be user friendly or some may not . I have been using Akismet since i stated blogging and to be honest it is doing a good job for me . I receive around 30-50 spam comments daily and it manages to keep them out . But still , sometimes one or two spam makes there way in . That is mostly because of the way that spam is written . Honestly i have seen many changes in the spam style.
Earlier i used to get spam having links to pornographics sites , casions etc or sometimes even just some non meaningful text . But lately i have seen a wide diversion in the spam style . Including those which i just mentiones , i receive spam which have text like ” Very Nice Blog ” , “Couldnt have said it better myself ” , “You have written well ” etc with some bad links and sometimes the name and link appear to be genuine . And sometimes these comments find there way . Now there are a lot of otherways to handle like making use of techniques such as ‘image verification’ or recently i have noticed a sort of a mathematical technique which asks a user to answer simple questions such as ” what is 10 + 2 ” before the can post there comment . Now such things are very useful but one question still haunts me is that ” Will a user like it or not ? ” . I mean sometimes i also get frustated at sites which have these type of protection . But that does not stop me from leaving a comment , only a little bit of frustation or ‘what the heck ‘ .. Now the way as things are looking , i dont know whether i will be forced to use this or not .. but for now ….thanks to AKISMET