Over the past couple of days there’s been a dramatic rise in the comment spam that’s arrived on all the blogs I write in so I’ve had to change the settings to make it compulsory for anyone who wants to comment to first register and then log in.
It’s a PITA but I can’t be spending hours deleting messages offering ‘hot chicks’ and/or viagra at cut prices! 🙂
I’ll look round for a decent ‘CAPTCHA’ plugin, then disable the registration requirement and see if that makes things easier. In the meantime all I can say is sorry… but if you know who is sending this stuff, please kneecap them??
I’ve added a few extra features that make registration a pain… but should mean only ‘real people’ will be able to register and post comments. Sorry for the extra hassle but as I said earlier, the ‘bots’ have found a way around the basic protection offered by WordPress. If this works I’ll install it on all the other blogs… which is sad but ‘whatcher gonna do eh??” 😦
Ok… the new Registration requirements are over the top so I’ve disabled it for the time being. I’ll have another rethink. 🙂