Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blogging help needed

I am hoping that a seasoned blogger might happen upon this post and be able to help me. I have been receiving comments in Asian writing (I tried an online translator and they are always gibberish/spammy comments), on one particular post, daily for a few months now. All my comments are moderated to avoid spam so this is mostly an annoyance, but I would like to know if there is a way to block this from happening. I prefer not to resort to using captcha and I would rather not block anonymous comments. The only solution I have been able to come up with is to delete the post that keeps generating these comments, but I am trying to avoid that as well. Do any of you have any suggestions? Thank you in advance for your help.


  1. Blogger doesn't have any addons for catching spam? I use Wordpress, and I downloaded an add-on called Akismet that blocks spam. It catches about 99.8% of spam comments, but it does save them so I can check and make sure it didn't block any legitimate comments (which it hasn't).

    I know that won't help you since you use Blogger, but surely they have something you can use to catch spam that doesn't involve using Captcha. I don't know if they have Akismet for different platforms, but it would be worth checking, because it does a great job keeping my blogs spam free.

  2. I just stopped accepting anonymous comments and those darn spammers went buh-bye. I haven't seen a drop in real comments by doing that either.

  3. Thank you both for your advice. I am going to continue trying to figure this out. I will look into Akismet as well as reading my "Blogging for Dummies" book to see what I can do.

    I am considering putting a stop to anonymous comments. My only concern is that these comments are being left by someone with a name that is written in Asian characters, so I am not sure if they are anonymous or not. I guess I will find out when I try it :)